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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, October 13, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Bronx's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening October 13. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Primary Stages Presents: 'Motherhood Out Loud' - 59E59 Theaters
Through October 29, 2011 - Manhattan

"Motherhood Out Loud" is a dazzling collaboration of pieces by celebrated American writers on the topic of motherhood.

Toddler Story Time - Westbury Friends School
Through May 31, 2012 - Westbury

Toddlers can enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays. A light snack and plenty of social interaction will be provided. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child.

Menopause The Musical - White Plains Performing Arts Center
October 13, 2011 - White Plains

A musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Tickets by phone: 877-548-3237. Through October 23.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
October 13, 2011 - White Plains

Join Toe every Thursday morning for stories and singing.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 13, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is requested.

Kids and Moms Knit - Pequot Library
October 13, 2011 - Southport

Beginner and experienced knitters are welcome to join in this knitting circle. Newcomers bring size 11 or 13 short needles and 200-yd. skein of non-fuzzy, bulky yarn. Registration required.

Civil War Book Discussion - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
October 13, 2011 - North Salem

Noted historian John Steele Gordon to discuss "Stars in Their Courses: The Gettysburg Campaign," by Shelby Foote. No registration necessary.

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
October 13, 2011 - Garden City

Kids listen each week to a different story that relates to the season. After the story, all little hands are on deck to create an art project about the story that was read.

Jeffrey Friedberg & the Bossy Frog Band - Nyack Farmer's Market
October 13, 2011 - Nyack

Toddlers can groove to some of their favorite tunes.

K-2 Club - A Story from Italy - White Plains Public Library
October 13, 2011 - White Plains

Afterschool storytime for Kindergarten-grade 2 with a craft and cookie snack. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the start of the program. Location: Story Trove.

Author Event: Ray O'Hanlon, 'South Lawn Plot' - Ossining Public Library - Budarz Theater
October 13, 2011 - Ossining

Ossining resident and Irish Echo Editor Ray O'Hanlon will discuss his suspenseful assassination thriller with author Colum McCann and take questions from the audience. Copies of "South Lawn Plot" will be available for purchase and signing.

Time for Twos - Ossining Public Library
October 13, 2011 - Ossining

Short stories, finger plays, and activities for 2-year-olds with a parent or caregiver. In the Children's Room.

Multilingual Mother Goose - Chappaqua Library
October 13, 2011 - Chappaqua

Learn and share songs and rhymes in other languages. Birth-5 years with adult. Please register.

Young Critics Book Discussion - Chappaqua Public Library
October 13, 2011 - Chappaqua

If your motto is, "Everyone is entitled to MY opinion," then this is the place for you! Good talk, good snacks for grades 4-6. Registration requested. Booklist available in the Children?s Room.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 13, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more at this popular program. Registration begins one week before for HKDPL cardholders and the day before for everyone else.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 13, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is requested.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 13, 2011 - Garnerville

Stories, songs, puppets, and more are presented in Spanish and English. Registration begins one week before event for HKDPL cardholders and the day before for everyone else.

Adult Track Workout - Juniper Valley Park
October 13, 2011 - Middle Village

Have a habit of diving head first into the kids' Halloween candy or making (okay, eating...) one too many pumpkin rolls? Why not get a jump start on your fall fitness before the temptations begin. Join the NYC parks system for an intense track workout a couple times a week throughout October. No registration is required, so just show up ready to break a sweat.

TEEN ZOMBIE NIGHT - Westport Public Library
October 13, 2011 - Westport

It's mind over mind-eaters as you participate in Zombie Apocalypse, a zombie-themed role-playing game (RPG).

Don Giovanni - Metropolitan Opera
October 13, 2011 -

Mariusz Kwiecien brings his youthful and sensual interpretation of Mozart's timeless anti-hero to the Met for the first time, under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage and with Fabio Luisi conducting. A troupe of refined Mozartians appears in this new production, including Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani, Ramón Vargas, and John Relyea. Gerald Finley steps into the title role later in the season, and Andrew Davis also conducts.

Indigo Girls - Beacon Theatre
October 13, 2011 - New York

The Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, come to The Beacon in October, the same month that their highly anticipated new album, Beauty Queen Sister is scheduled to be released!

Help Save a Life: Learn CPR - Free On-Site Training for Adults - Queens Library: Lefrak City Branch
October 13, 2011 - Corona

The FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit provides adult CPR awareness with hands-on participation to help you learn the core skills of CPR. Knowing CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) can make a difference in saving your child, a family member, friend, or co-worker's life. Preregistration is required. Call the library or come in and sign up at the information desk.

Cooking Healthier with Spices - Queens Library: Pomonok Branch
October 13, 2011 - Flushing

Struggling with what to make your kids for dinner? Perhaps you are looking for something with a better nutritional boost than boxed mac n cheese? Come to the library to learn the benefits of spices, grains, and herbs as well as how to use them in quick, easy, inexpensive, and delicious meals. Participants are welcome to sample the food prepared. Queens Library is not responsible for any allergic reactions or illnesses as a result of participation.

Family Story Time - Brooklyn Public Library: Bay Ridge branch
October 13, 2011 - Brooklyn

Let your creative self out by writing poems, short stories, etc. with your friends. Ages 6-9.

Playstation Gaming - Brooklyn Public Library, McKinley Park branch
October 13, 2011 - Brooklyn

Kids eight and older can do some PS gaming before plunging into their "dreaded" homework.

A Child's Place for Children with Special Needs: Kids After-School Stories - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
October 13, 2011 - Brooklyn

Children, with and without disabilities, enjoy stories, playtime, games, and social interaction.

Laugh Sing Dance - The Town Hall
October 13, 2011 -

Featuring Bill Cosby, Chita Rivera and Mark Nadler. These three great entertainers come together for a one-night only, not to be missed, musical and comedy spectacular celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Art Start.

The Heckscher Museum of Art Portfolio Review II - Huntington Public Library
October 13, 2011 - Huntington

Bring your portfolio for one-on-one evaluations by college admissions counselors from Center for Art and Design at the College of St. Rose, Maine College of Art, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Rhode Island School of Design,School of Visual Arts, among others. Call the office for an up-to-date listing of visiting schools.

Yoga the the Farm - Benner's Farm
October 13, 2011 - East Setauket

One hour sessions of eclectic Hatha Yoga for teens and adults.

Developmental Appropriate Play: Stretching Your Child's Abilities Without Frustrating Them - Sprout San Francisco
October 13, 2011 - Manhattan

Join Dana Rosenbloom at Sprout San Francisco's new location to listen to the first installment of her lecture series: Developmentally Appropriate Play: Stretching Your Child's Abilities Without Frustrating Them. Best for parents of children ages birth to 2.

Learn the Secrets to Living a Life of Peace, Love, and Joy - The Family Wellness Center
October 13, 2011 - Plainview

Discover through discussion, a guided visualization, and experiential exercises, the secret to creating a life that manifests health, wealth, and the relationships you desire. To register or for further information call Nanci at 516-897-0649.

Creating Extraordinary Mind and Body Wellness - The Family Wellness Center
October 13, 2011 - Plainview

Sign up for this lecture and demonstration given by Dr. Michael Berlin and learn about an extraordinarily gentle method that literally resolves all the stress, tension, distortions, and traumas from your body and mind. Call for more information.

Halloween Story Time - Barnes and Noble at Smith Haven Mall
October 13, 2011 - Lake Grove

Children's storytime, with stories, songs and crafts featuring a different theme every week.

Yoga - Old Westbury Gardens
October 13, 2011 - Old Westbury

Students are led through a dynamic, yet gentle flow of postures and conscious breathing in the beautiful and relaxing setting of the South Terrace lawn.

Theo Von - Gotham Comedy Club
October 13, 2011 - New York

Theo Von is a Louisiana native whom you may recognize from Comedy Central's 'Reality Bites Back', NBC's Last Comic Standing Season 4, Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, or his 5 seasons on the MTV Real World Challenges. He is also the creator of Cranktexts.com. Theo attended many universities including Louisiana State University, Loyola University, University of Arizona, Semester at Sea, College of Charleston, and Santa Monica College, and University of New Orleans. He has been performing stand-up comedy for 7 years, and performs nightly in Los Angeles when he is not on the road. His comedic bits include rants about his dysfunctional family, the South, making out with chicks, and racial fun. INFLUENCES George Carlin, Jesus, Jamie Lisso, Chris Rock, Roy Orbison, Muddy Waters, David/Goliath, Dan Levy, Steve Hoffstetter, Josh Kelley, Scott Satchfield, Dov Davidoff, Carol O'Connor, The Hunt, his brother, Big B, and other quality individuals/animals.

Understanding the New IEP Form: Information for Families - 400 First Avenue
October 13, 2011 - Manhattan

The updated New York State Individualized Education Program (IEP) form plays a critical role in ensuring that every student with a disability gets the specific supports and services he or she needs to learn and achieve. Parents can learn more about this program and ask questions.

'The Spot' for Teens - Mount Vernon Public Library
October 13, 2011 - Mount Vernon

The place for teens to be. The Spot is host to a variety of teen programming like Open-Mike Poetry, Karaoke Night, Teen Arts and Crafts, Game Night Sessions, and guest speakers.

2011 Benefit, Auction and SNAP! Party - The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
October 13, 2011 - New York

HONORING - Bruce Davidson, a Magnum Photos member and one of America's most influential documentary photographers; Gerhard Steidl, for his outstanding skill and craftsmanship as a printer and publisher; Robert Anthoine, Aperture Chairman Emeritus, who has dedicated over thirty years to helping lead Aperture to prominence in the field of photographic publishing. Benefit co-chairs are Sondra Gilman, Susan Gutfreund, and Karl Lagerfeld. Auction co-chairs are Cathy Kaplan, Anne Stark, and Severn Taylor. Immediately following the Dinner and Auction, all Benefit dinner attendees are welcome to attend the SNAP! Benefit Party at Chelsea Piers at no additional cost. Following last year's success, we are pleased to invite Patron-level Benefit supporters to participate in a special series of events during the weekend prior to the Benefit on October 15 and 16. This year's activities include visits to Doug and Mike Starn's Beacon, New York studio and honoree Bruce Davidson's NYC studio; exclusive viewings of outstanding private collections; and a cocktail reception at the home of Aperture Trustee John Gutfreund and his wife Susan Gutfreund. 6:00–7:30 pm - Cocktail reception and silent auction of classic and contemporary photographs 7:30–9:30 pm - Dinner, brief award ceremony, and live auction conducted by Denise Bethel, Senior Vice President and Director of Photographs, Sotheby's - 9:30 pm–Midnight - Benefit Party hosted by SNAP! New Collectors Program with live music and silent auction featuring works by emerging artists Proceeds from the Benefit—our most important fundraising event of the year—are essential for Aperture's publications, exhibitions, and public programs, which provide unmatched exposure for artists and scholars working in photography. Thank you in advance for supporting Aperture. We look forward to having you join us for this special celebration! Find more information and buy tickets here: http://www.aperture.org/2011benefit/

Bruce Davidson: Subway, Opening Reception - Aperture Gallery
October 13, 2011 - New York

Please join us for the Opening Reception for Bruce Davidson: Subway, on view at Aperture Gallery. In 1986, Aperture first published Bruce Davidson's Subway—a ground-breaking series that has garnered critical acclaim both as a document of a unique moment in the cultural fabric of New York City as well as for its phenomenal use of extremes of color and shadow set against flash-lit skin. In Davidson's own words, "the people in the subway, their flesh juxtaposed against the graffiti, the penetrating effect of the strobe light itself, and even the hollow darkness of the tunnels, inspired an aesthetic that goes unnoticed by passengers who are trapped underground, hiding behind masks, and closed off from each other." Accompanying the third edition of this classic of photographic literature, Aperture Gallery presents the iconic color images that move the viewer through a landscape at times menacing, at other times lyrical, soulful, and satiric. The images include the full panoply of New Yorkers—from weary straphangers and languorous ladies in summer dresses to stalking predators and the homeless. Bruce Davidson (born in Oak Park, Illinois, 1933) is considered one of America's most influential documentary photographers. He began taking photographs when he was ten, and studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Yale University School of Design. In 1958 he became a member of Magnum Photos, and in 1962, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to document the civil rights movement. After a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1963, followed by a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1967, Davidson spent two years photographing in East Harlem, resulting in East 100th Street. In 1980, after living in New York City for twenty-three years, Davidson began his startling color essay of urban life in Subway. Davidson received a second National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1980, and an Open Society Institute Individual Fellowship in 1998. His work has been shown at the International Center of Photography, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum de Tokyo, Paris; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Museum Rattu, Arles, France; Burden Gallery (Aperture), New York; Parco Gallery, Tokyo; and New-York Historical Society.

Taste of The Towns Breast Cancer Awareness Event - THE GYM of Armonk
October 13, 2011 - Armonk

A great evening and fundraising event as restaurants, bakeries, boutiques, and many other businesses from around Westchester team up to raise funds and awareness for Support Connection. An adult's night out filled with music, raffle prizes, cocktails, and light refreshments.

The Young Dubliners - Highline Ballroom
October 13, 2011 -

Full dinner menu available / General Admission Seated Show / All Ages / First come, first seated / $10 min per person at tables - The hard-rocking Irish band, the Young Dubliners owe everything to their fans. "They keep us honest, expecting good music both on the road and on the albums," mentions frontman Keith Roberts. The inspiration for Real World, the group's third record on Higher Octave, is drawn from the trials and tribulations of being a real, working band and their life on the road. "We are all aware of how lucky we are to be making a living by doing what we love. Without being on the road and playing to our fans, that just wouldn't be possible," Roberts explains. Building a fervent fan base comparable to that of jam band rockers like Phish and Dave Matthews Band, The Young Dubliners have become notorious for the whirling "jig pits" that erupt at their live shows. In fact, the group's origins can be traced back to Los Angeles' vibrant pub scene in which Dublin natives Keith Roberts (vocals, guitar) and Paul O'Toole first met. Roberts was composing some Irish ballads at the time and thought a band might be in the offing. Assembling a rag-tag team of Irish transplants and like-minded American rockers, The Young Dubliners grew into a pugnacious music machine resulting in their debut, the Rocky Road EP (1994). It exhibited a hefty rock sound that made them a club favorite. Breathe followed a year later with the addition of Chas Waltz (violin, keys, harmonica, etc). By 2000, the band had morphed into a septet without O'Toole and released the critically acclaimed Red. The presence of the band sky-rocketed: Gabriel Byrne requested the band to write the theme song for his television show Madigan Men and they spent much of 2001 touring Europe with Jethro Tull, and the US as headliners and as openers for acts such as John Hiatt and Robert Cray. The Young Dubliners also revved up the crowd at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. That same year, the band scaled back down to a five-piece - Roberts, Brendan Holmes (Bass), the returning Waltz (who had left the band in 1995), Bob Boulding (guitar) and David Ingraham (drums) - and released Absolutely. "It really was a reflection of the band," says Roberts. "It's got the sense of humor of the band, along with the balls-y lyrics that maybe in the past I couldn't bring myself to write. You put it all together and you get this good-feeling, upbeat album. That record captures us at the time, Absolutely. The return of Chas Waltz, multi-tasking on fiddle, keyboards, harmonica, mandolin, and backing vocals, heralded a renewed creative vigor. "My leaving had more to do with previous obligations than with creative differences," he explains. "When Keith asked if I was interested in coming back, I was ready to get back to being part of a band and touring again." After going on a number of headlining and co-headlining US tours (Johnny Lang, Collective Soul, Great Big Sea and others), the quintet settled down to record Real World - an album influenced by their predecessors (Waterboys/Pogues/U2/Big Country) and most importantly, life on the road. From Irish-flavored anthemic rock to rowdy pub tunes, lead singer Keith Roberts voice is stronger than ever and the songwriting, performance, and production show a new maturity and artistic ambition. Roberts notes, "Since Absolutely, we've become a much tighter band. It's the first time we've had the same members for two albums in a row, plus we've had the benefit of relentless touring. I think those two factors have really come together to make us sound and write better." During the interlude between Absolutely and Real World came another event which drew the band in. Roberts underwent a throat surgery which required months of vocal cord rehabilitation. "My surgery made us all aware of how close we came to losing it all. Our determination to succeed is even stronger than before," he reflects.

Workshop: Parent Involvement in Schools - United Cerebral Palsey of New York City
October 13, 2011 - Midwood

This workshop addresses how parents can become more engaged in their child's education through involvement with their community and school. Also covered is how to make time when it seems there is not time available for child/teacher/parent/service-provider interaction and how important this is for positive educational outcomes.

New York Spirits of Mexico Festival - Agave Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar
October 13, 2011 - New York

North America’s oldest, largest and most comprehensive Mexican spirits festival, the Spirits of Mexico Festival, will be travelling back to its roots in New York City on Thursday, Oct. 13, for an evening filled with mezcal and tequila tastings, educational seminars and beverage give-aways. Agave enthusiasts will have the exclusive opportunity to taste as well as take home bottles from the top tequila brands that brought home awards at the Spirits of Mexico Tasting Competition in San Diego last month. To kick-off the event, there will be a level one Basic Mezcalier Certification class from 11-3pm followed by seminars hosted by industry professionals, authors, aficionados and mixologists from world-renowned and new-to-market brands including an exclusive taste seimnar. After cleansing the palate with the finest tequilas, a silent auction benefitting the Sky Ranch Foundation will auction off selections from participating brands. Agave Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar is located at 140 Seventh Avenue South, between Charles and West 10th St. in West Village, New York City. VIP admission costs $85 in advance and includes entrance an hour early, with a special agave-infused Mexican cuisine and admittance to all seminars at no added cost. General admission costs $65 with additional cost of $10 per seminar. Prices at the door will be subject to a $10 fee. For more information about the New York City Spirits of Mexico Festival www.polishedpalate.com/events/som/2011/nyc/ . To purchase tickets online, visit www.polishedpalate.com/store/?Event=som2011nyc .

Screening: Ahlaam by Mohamed Al-Daradji Iraq - The Arab-American Family Support Center
October 13, 2011 - New York

This remarkable first feature film from Mohamed Al-Daradji follows the lives of three Iraqi individuals forced onto the war-torn streets of Baghdad after the US invasion destroys an insane asylum. Among these wanderers is Ahlaam who had lived in the institution since the kidnapping of her husband on their wedding day by Saddam's police. She deliriously roams through the chaotic and perilous streets slipping in and out of hallucinations. Fellow patient and former soldier Ali, devastated by the US bombardment and the subsequent loss of his best friend in battle, finds purpose in foolhardily braving the fallen city in search of surviving patients. Under-appreciated Dr. Medhi entertains dreams of a free and peaceful Iraq despite the desolation surrounding him and the burden of his father's political past.

'Reflections' Exhibition - fordPROJECT
Through October 14, 2011 - Manhattan

A group exhibition showcasing three young Japanese artists: Hideaki Kawashima, Makiko Kudo, and Toru Kuwakubo. The exhibition inaugurates a collaboration with the Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo, widely recognized as a leading gallery in the representation of contemporary Japanese artists.

Open Bounce Sessions at BounceU Farmingdale! October 7th-October 14th - BounceU Farmingdale
Through October 14, 2011 - Farmingdale

Open Bounce Sessions at BounceU Farmingdale! October 7th-October 14th - 10/7: Preschool Playdate (6 & Under) 10am-12pm, All Ages 4:30pm-6:00pm; 10/8: Open Bounce (6 & Under) 10:00am-11:30am, All Ages 5:00pm-6:30pm; 10/9: Open Bounce (6 & Under) 10:00am-11:30am, Turbo Bounce 5:40pm-6:40pm; 10/10: Open Bounce (6 & Under) 10:00am-11:30am, Turbo Bounce 3:40pm-4:40pm, All Ages 5:30pm- 7:00pm; 10/12: Family Open Bounce Night 5:00-7:00pm (Ask about adding Pizza & Drinks); 10/13: All Ages 4:15pm-6:00pm; 10/14: Preschool Playdate (6 & Under) 10:00am-12:00pm Enjoy Bounce, Snack & Juice!; Turbo Bounce $7.95/Child. All Other Sessions $12.95/Child . Please call to make reservations! (631) 777-5867

Farmer's Market - John Jay Homestead
Through October 15, 2011 - Katonah

For more information or for a full list of vendors visit the website at www.johnjayhomestead.org.

Water Stains on the Wall - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through October 15, 2011 -

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan (Wild Cursive, 2007 Next Wave) returns to BAM with Water Stains on the Wall, a metaphorically rich continuation of artistic director Lin Hwai-min's choreographic exploration of the beauty and aesthetics of calligraphy. Projections of continuously shifting cloud shapes—reminiscent of flowing ink—transform a tilted white platform into a giant sheet of rice paper. All movement is at once filigreed and rooted, reflecting the virtuosity of chi kung, internal martial arts, modern dance, and meditation. The dancers seem to hover as they jump and spin, embodying the calligraphic potential of clouds, slithering snakes, and water stains on the wall.

Symphony for the Dance Floor - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through October 15, 2011 -

Acclaimed composer-violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) returns to BAM with an invigorating new production fueled by DBR's inimitable mash-up of pop, hip-hop, and classical music. The third and final installment of a multi-year BAM commission that includes One Loss Plus (2007 Next Wave) and Darwin's Meditation for The People of Lincoln (2008 Next Wave), Symphony for the Dance Floor features hip-hop artist Lord Jamar (founding member of Brand Nubian, HBO's Oz), photography and video by Jonathan Mannion—best known for his striking portraits of Jay-Z, Lauryn Hill, and Eminem—and choreography by Millicent Johnnie (Urban Bush Women). DBR's latest work radiates an infectious raw energy, transforming the stage of the Harvey Theater into an ecstatic dance party.

PS122 Presents: The Rehearsal - Performing Garage
Through October 15, 2011 - New York

In this highly original and intriguing US Premiere, Spanish choreographer Cuqui Jerez employs the simple process of the rehearsal, an integral component of traditional theater practice, as a starting point from which she explores and questions the audience's reality. For tickets and more information visit http://www.ps122.org/performances/cuqui_jerez.html

Maazel Conducts Mozart and Debussy - New York Philharmonic
Through October 15, 2011 -

Fashion District Hosts Seventh Annual Arts Festival - Fashion District
Through October 15, 2011 - New York

New York City’s finest artistic talent will once again be on display from October 13-15 with the Seventh Annual Fashion District Arts Festival – a three day extravaganza featuring nearly 100 gallery exhibits, open studios, workshops, concerts, performances and more. Visitors will also get to take advantage of special discounts, happy hours, raffles and prizes. For additional information, including a full schedule and map of the Fashion District Arts Festival, please visit www.fashioncenter.com/arts-festival.

Picasso’s Vollard Suite-The Sculptor’s Studio - Bruce Museum
Through October 16, 2011 - Greenwich

This exhibition features key images of The Sculptor’s Studio etchings from the group of 100 prints he made for the legendary art dealer and publisher Ambroise Vollard.

'Newsies The Musical' - Paper Mill Playhouse
Through October 16, 2011 - Millburn

Adapted for the stage from the popular Disney film, this new musical is based on the 1899 true story of a courageous group of scrappy newsboys who become unlikely heroes when they rally forces to fight an unscrupulous newspaper tycoon.

New York, New York Exhibition - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through October 16, 2011 - Huntington

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the city is celebrated in a selection of prints and photographs that record the transformation of New York over the decades and capture the common experiences of the city’s inhabitants.

'Angelina Ballerina The Musical' - The Theatre at St. Peter's
Through October 16, 2011 - Manhattan

Angelina Mouseling and her friends perform all types of dance - including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig, and ballet - to impress a famous visitor.

Central Avenue Breakdown at the New York Musical Theatre Festival - Signature Theater Peter Norton Space
Through October 16, 2011 - New York

Central Avenue Breakdown will get its World Premiere at the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Central Avenue Breakdown features music & lyrics by Kevin Ray, book by Kevin Ray & Josh Sohn with additional Story by Suellen Vance. This new musical will begin performances on October 10 and initially run through October 16 at Signature Theatre’s The Peter Norton Space (555 West 42nd Street). Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.nymf.org or by calling (212)352-3101. For more information about the festival please visit www.NYMF.org. It's 1940s Los Angeles and the hottest place to be seen is Central Avenue, in the shadow of Hollywood where hot swing blows all night long at clubs like Jack's Chicken Basket and the Club Alabam. Brothers Bill and Jim Marcel are sax players struggling to carve out their own legacies, but first they must overcome a destructive rivalry, addiction, and tragedy before it's too late.

The Love Letter You’ve Been Meaning to Write New York - 3LD Art & Technology Center
Through October 16, 2011 - New York

With a 51-member ensemble performing in the street while the audience looks on from inside a theatre, Jonathan Solari’s “The Love Letter You’ve Been Meaning to Write New York,” is far from an open book. The elaborate multi-media street spectacle’s world premiere plays a 4-week engagement from Wednesday September 21 through Sunday October 16, at 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street. The opening is set for Saturday September 24 at 9pm. Combining video, movement, puppetry, live music and scripted performance, “Love Letter” uses 3LD’s floor-to-ceiling windows to frame the proceedings and to invert the play-going perspective. Thanks to sensitive audio and video equipment, audience members experience the interior world of the play as it unfolds outside in the real world. Conceived and directed by Jonathan Solari (“Green Sneakers”), “Love Letter” introduces us to a disillusioned young man, played by Arnaud Spanos, on the day he has decided to leave New York for good. He’s hit rock bottom and is ready to go, but as he tries to leave, an eclectic array of colorful and wonderful New Yorkers show him he has much, much further to go. "The Love Letter You’ve Been Meaning to Write New York" performs 28 times in a limited four-week run from Wednesday September 21 to Sunday October 16, at 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street. The performance schedule is as follows: Wednesday & Thursday at 8pm, Friday & Saturday at 7pm & 9pm, and Sunday at 5pm. For tickets, which are $15, call OvationTix at 212/352-3101, or online at www.theloveletteryouvebeenmeaningtowritenewyork.com

Houston Ballet - Joyce Theater
Through October 16, 2011 -

Heralded by The New York Times as "one of the nation's best ballet companies," Houston Ballet takes the Joyce stage with a powerhouse program of 21st century ballet that includes a new work by celebrated Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo; Christopher Bruce's Hush, a comic celebration of life set to the eclectic music of Bobby McFerrin and Yo-Yo Ma; and Ji?í Kylián's Falling Angels, based on ceremonial ritual music from Ghana and set to the first movement of Steve Reich's Drumming.

The BMW Guggenheim Lab - First Park
Through October 16, 2011 -

The BMW Guggenheim Lab is a mobile laboratory traveling to nine major cities worldwide over six years. Led by international, interdisciplinary teams of emerging talents in the areas of urbanism, architecture, art, design, science, technology, education, and sustainability, the Lab addresses issues of contemporary urban life through programs and public discourse. Its goal is the exploration of new ideas, experimentation, and ultimately the creation of forward-thinking solutions for city life. Over the Lab's six-year migration, there will be three distinct mobile structures and thematic cycles. Each structure will be designed by a different architect, and each will travel to three cities around the globe. The theme of the Lab's first two-year cycle is Confronting Comfort—exploring notions of individual and collective comfort and the urgent need for environmental and social responsibility. The BMW Guggenheim Lab launches in New York from August 3 to October 16, 2011, before traveling to Berlin and then Mumbai. Cycle 1 concludes with an exhibition presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2013. Two additional two-year cycles will follow, each with a new mobile structure and theme, concluding in the fall of 2016. Part urban think tank, part community center and public gathering space, the Lab is conceived to inspire public discourse in cities around the world and through the BMW Guggenheim Lab website and online social communities. The public is invited to attend and to participate in free programs and experiments at the Lab. In addition, the BMW Guggenheim Lab website and social communities provide opportunities for participants around the world to engage with and to contribute to the ideas and experiments generated by the Lab.

Above and Beyond Dance presents RAW - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through October 16, 2011 - New York

Above and Beyond Dance features four dancer-aerialists in its latest full-length production, RAW. A journey into raw emotion and raw physicality, RAW utilizes aerial artistry, acrobatic partnering and dance theater choreography as it explores the vulnerability inherent in the human experience. Performances will be held Oct. 13, 14 & 15 at 8pm and Oct. 16 at 7pm. Tickets: $22 adults and $15 students with ID. To purchase, visit: http://www.manhattanmovement.com/event/above-and-beyond-dance/ For more information, visit: http://www.AboveAndBeyondDance.com

KiddieCruise Presents: Princesses and Pirates - Pier 40
Through October 16, 2011 - New York

Don’t miss the boat for the biggest family event this FALL with activities for children – KIDDIE CRUISE! Join us for a fabulous Princesses & Pirates event or the famous Halloween Kiddie Cruise. Our boat, The Queen of Hearts, boards between 12:00pm – 12:30pm and sails on the Hudson River with spectacular views of the Hudson River until 2:30pm. While aboard the boat children enjoy a magic show, puppet show, arts & crafts, face painting, karaoke and much more! A bagged lunch and unlimited juice & soda are included in every ticket price. Don’t worry – we sail rain or shine and we are climate controlled and enclosed! Looking to host a birthday party?

KiddieCruise - KiddieCruise Princess and Pirates
Through October 16, 2011 - New York

Don’t miss the boat for the biggest family event this FALL with activities for children – KIDDIE CRUISE! Join us for a fabulous Princesses & Pirates event or the famous Halloween Kiddie Cruise. Our boat, The Queen of Hearts, boards between 12:00pm – 12:30pm and sails on the Hudson River with spectacular views of the Hudson River until 2:30pm. While aboard the boat children enjoy a magic show, puppet show, arts & crafts, face painting, karaoke and much more! A bagged lunch and unlimited juice & soda are included in every ticket price. Don’t worry – we sail rain or shine and we are climate controlled and enclosed! Looking to host a birthday party? Call for details or log onto www.KiddieCruise.com www.KiddieCruise.com 212-987-9200 Mention Code: FRIEND for $5 off per ticket (Discount cannot be combined with any other discount)

Spa Week - Various locations
Through October 16, 2011 -

Spa Week, the semiannual event offering savvy spa-goers a variety of signature treatments from NYC's coolest spas, is celebrating its 15th edition this fall under the auspices of the event's title sponsor, CAREFREE. As always, the price point remains a mind-blowing $50 for full-service spa experiences that normally range in price from $100 to $400. Up for grabs: massages, wraps, facials, manicures, pedicures, yoga classes and wellness counseling. A roster of participating spas and treatments offered can be found at spaweek.com, including Deva Spa in SoHo (425 Broome St. at Crosby St., 212-274-8686; devachansalon.com). (Note: Many spas extend the special rate up to a month.)

Horizon of Hope - Roy Arias Theater
Through October 16, 2011 - New York

Thespian Production will be holding its Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Awareness production 'Horizons of Hope' for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October 2011. This production will be featuring; * A Different Kind of Love by Charlotte Cox * Drawn from Water by Rosebud Ben-Oni * Raging Love by Charlotte Cox Dates/Time October 13- 14, 2011 @ 8pm October 15, 2011 @ 8pm October 16, 2011 @ 3pm Location Roy Arias Studios & Theatres The Playhouse Theater 300 West 43rd Street, 5fl New York, NY 10036 Tickets are $15.00 through Brown Paper Tickets. We will be raffling off an iPAD. Drawings will take place on October 16th , 2011 after the show. To buy a ticket and 1 raffle for $18.00 enter passcode: 'raffle' or call 1-800- 838-3006. Tickets can also be purchased for $20.00 at door and $3.00 per raffle.

Kelley Suttenfield: Mondays With the Masters - The Metropolitan Room
Through October 19, 2011 - New York

The Metropolitan Room welcomes jazz singer Kelley Suttenfield this fall on four consecutive Mondays at 7pm: 9/19, 9/26/ 10/3 and 10/10, in a series called “Mondays with the Masters.” Each Monday, Suttenfield will pair her offbeat, jazz-storytelling style with a different guitar master, including Howard Alden on 10/10. The complete lineup is below. Suttenfield released her debut CD, "Where is Love?" in 2009. "Here’s a singer with a lot of great ideas, and the ability to deliver them. It’s her debut disc, and the closest thing I can compare it to is Madeleine Peyroux’s debut Dreamland, way back when. It’s got the same feel...Give me more!" George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly. Suttenfield, New York based with Southern roots, is known internationally for her unusual spin on American music, the Beatles, Brazilian and beyond. She expanded her fan base recently to London, where she debuted at Ronnie Scott's in January 2011. The guitarist lineup is strong and eclectic: Joe Carbone (9/19): Carbone is known as a singers' accompanist, he counts Sammy Davis Jr., Frankie Laine and 60's idol Bobby Rydell among his favorite gigs; Tony Romano (9/26): prolific NYC player who has toured worldwide and played with many Latin, Jazz and Pop artists including Stanley Jordan and Randy Brecker: Vic Juris (10/3): Vic has traveled far and wide with the likes of Jimmy Smith, Sarah Vaughan, Chico Hamilton, Dave Liebman, Richie Cole and Mel Torme, to name only a few greats; and Howard Alden (10/10): Alden needs little intro, but has been described as "may be the best of his generation" by JazzTimes. Bassist Matt Aronoff, whose credits include gigs with Luciana Souza at the Kennedy Center and Birdland with Peter Eldridge, joins every Monday every Monday.

Fall Starlight Music Series at Top of the Rock - Top of the Rock Observation Deck
Through October 19, 2011 - Manhattan

Visitors will listen to live music, sip wine and champagne provided by Rock Center Cafe, and enjoy the 360-degree panorama of New York City at sunset. The series will feature a variety of performances, including, keyboardist and pianist Lincoln Cleary, guitarist Billy White, blues band Universal Funk Order, and local New York funk-rock band Tactylics.

Keitai Kids: Youth, Culture and Social Media in the USA and Japan - Japan Society
Through October 22, 2011 - New York

Cell phones (keitai), mobile media, and social media have transformed the lives of youth in Japan and the United States in extraordinary but very different ways. How does this impact education and youth culture in each country today, and what are the possibilities for the future? Do these issues look different in other parts of the world? Shin Mizukoshi, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Tokyo and a leading authority on digital culture in Japan, and Tomi Ahonen, one of the world’s leading experts on business implications for mobile technology and author of The Insider’s Guide to Mobile, discuss youth, education and social media. Moderated by R. Trebor Scholz, writer, artist, professor and director of the Politics of Digital Culture conference series at The New School. Part of The New School's MobilityShifts: An International Future of Learning Summit. ADMISSION - Free for registered participants in the MobilityShifts Summit. $12/$8 for Japan Society corporate and individual members, seniors and students. Buy Tickets Online at www.japansociety.org or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. - Fri. 11 am - 6 pm, Weekends 11 am - 5 pm. For more information: http://www.japansociety.org/event_detail?eid=29e5ff92

Earth Matters - The Heckscher Museum
Through October 23, 2011 - Huntington

On Long Island, as elsewhere, the preservation of the environment is a significant community, political and ideological issue as human intervention continues to damage Long Island’s fragile ecology. Artists have responded in a variety of ways that focus attention on the processes, rhythms and beauty of the natural world and our relationship to it. This exhibition features the work of Long Island artists who explore our experience of the environment in installations created from natural and recycled man-made materials.

Ghost and The Machine - Theater for the New City
Through October 23, 2011 - New York

Love is an altered state, so is grief. When you lose a lover, there is a trick to recapturing her that daring young men really understand and other men learn to fear. Memories, like drugs, can transport you to a wake-and-dream state that is hard to escape. It's dramatized in "Ghost in the Machine," a shockingly promising first play by Mike Leon. Originally produced at Williams College in October, 2010, the play will have its New York premiere October 13 to 23, presented by Theater for the New City in association with The Dead Copycats. Director is Nathaniel Basch-Gould. In this four-character drama, a girl named Rachel is dead (victim of a drunk driver) and her lover, James, is reliving his relationship with her through flashbacks. He can't seem to snap out of his grief, but what he's actually got is a sort of enhanced-dream disorder. His younger brother, Eddie, is very concerned about him. James finds that certain things trigger the memories that bring Rachel back to him, like her voice mails and a dose of Ambien. When memories of her start, James revisits the storytelling and role playing that characterized their relationship, that actually bound her to him. It's a pressure-cooker of memories, dreams and the unresolved aspects of their relationship. It's also not without perils: a man named Brent, who would have taken Rachel from him, lurks as a sinister presence in his flashbacks, with his own competitive games. And the flashbacks themselves are dangerous, locking James into a nowhere zone between dreaming and memory, in which he must re-enact his role playing with Rachel in a perfect playback, or else lose her.

Young Sprouts Gardening - Children's Garden, Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 25, 2011 - Manhattan

Tots will plant seeds, water the garden, and pick (and eat!) fresh greens and vegetables that are all organically grown without pesticides or harmful chemicals. Picture books and simple crafts help celebrate the marvelous sensory experience of being in a garden.

Stories with Kelsey - The Dolphin Bookshop
Through October 25, 2011 - Port Washington

Inner Art Creations founder, Kelsey Fox Bennett, will be sharing the delight of stories with infants, toddlers, and caregivers each week. Kids will be invited to engage in the process of story telling through rhythm, movement, and words.

Intervals: Nicola Lopez - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through October 25, 2011 - New York

As part of the Guggenheim's ongoing Intervals series, New York-based artist Nicola Lopez will create the site-specific work Landscape X, a sculptural collage environment in the rotunda.

Preschool Play - Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park
Through October 26, 2011 - Manhattan

Sing, listen to stories, and play with other toddlers, parents, and caregivers on the grassy lawn.

Preschool Art - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Very young artists are introduced to paper, clay, and paint, as well as art supplies from nature and everyday recyclable materials, transforming materials into masterpieces of creativity and delight. Preschool children create different projects every week, planned by an art educator/artist. Materials provided. Dress for a mess.

Art + Games - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Spend an afternoon in the park playing unique lawn games, using everything from parachutes to hundreds of asteroid-balls, and making creative art and craft projects under the sun.

Teacher in the Library - The Field Library
Through October 27, 2011 - Peekskill

Puzzled by a homework assignment? Only understand a fraction of your math? Drop in for homework help from a certified teacher. Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays, October 3-27.

Children's Basketball - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 28, 2011 - Manhattan

Basketball with adjustable height hoops for kids of all sizes, plus fun drills to improve your skills. 3:30pm for ages 5-6; 4:30pm for ages 7 and older.

Outstanding October Exhibits at Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery
Through October 28, 2011 - New York

Brighten up your October with the varied and delightful exhibitions at Agora Gallery. Marvel at the talent of the Canadian artists in Beyond Borders. Enjoy a new way of looking at the world in Sensorial Perspectives, and revel in a sense of kinetic energy in The Synergy of Movement. In addition, prepare yourself for a real treat in Infinite Color: L. Byrne / a solo Exhibition. This remarkable artist dazzles her audience with works of vibrant abstract skill which take a personal emotional response to the natural world and turn it into a celebration and a source of delight for all those who view them. Beginning on October 7, 2011, these exhibitions will run until October 28, 2011. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, October 13, 2011. Entrance is free. Exhibition Dates: October 7, 2011 – October 28, 2011 Reception: Thursday, October 13, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/10_13_2011.aspx Featured Artists: Beyond Borders: an Exhibition of Fine Art from Canada - Anahit Etemadi  |  Arcade Latour  |  Barry Melsom  |  Chantelle Gobeil  |  Darlean Morris  |  Darlene Adams  |  Ivan Hilliard Vincent  |  Larouche  | Pat Fairhead  |  Paul Saucier  |  Peter Schulz  |  SuzieB  |  Teresa Young The Synergy of Movement David Segeta  |  Ford Weisberg  |  Nicole Alger  |  Whojeong Lee  |  Will Day Sensorial Perspectives Chas David  |  Qphoto-art "arjon&jeffrey groeneweg"  |  Sung Ki Jeon |  Klaus Boesch (The Sandman)  |  Kunshik Shin Infinite Color: L. Byrne / a solo Exhibition L. Byrne About Agora Gallery Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Exhibitions are usually group exhibits, presenting the work of a number of artists, but sometimes solo exhibitions focus on the work of one particular artist. The gallery publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.

The Ocean Reglitterized - Pelham Art Center
Through October 29, 2011 - Pelham

Curated by Pelham Art Center Gallery Board Chair Titia Hulst, the exhibit gives a rare and in-depth look at underwater sea life through photography, by Edward Dorson, sculpture by Jae Hi Ahn, and a sound installation by Liz Phillips. Through October 29.

The Ocean Reglitterized - Pelham Art Center
Through October 29, 2011 - Pelham

An in-depth look at underwater sea life through photography and sculpture! Free opening reception and all-age art workshop: Friday, September 16, 6:30-8:00pm. The life in our oceans provides a visual spectacle that is inaccessible for most of us. The Ocean Reglitterized, an exhibition of photographs and sculpture, gives the viewer the opportunity to experience deep sea life up close and personal.

Nicole Awai: Almost Undone - Vilcek Foundation
Through October 29, 2011 - New York

The Vilcek Foundation will unveil a premiere installation by Trinidadian-born mixed-media artist Nicole Awai entitled, Almost Undone, opening to the public on September 17th, 2011. Featuring drawings from an earlier series entitled Specimens from Local Ephemera, the drawings in this new exhibition will serve as visual anchors for emergent pieces that seem to suspend, exude—even escape—their wall-bound origins, symbolizing the transition of Ms. Awai's work from one dimension into the next. Utilizing materials as varied as cast and sprayed paper, resin, plastic, nail polish, clay—even a telephone pole—the results are bold, complex three-dimensional structures, which seem to pull, stretch, and tear from the wall, and the memory of their two-dimensional predecessors. Opening Reception: September 16th, 6pm – 9pm RSVP is required, due to limited space. RSVP at Vilcek.org. For more info, visit www.vilcek.org.

SeaStreak Cruise to Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain - SeaStreak
Through October 29, 2011 - Manhattan

Sail aboard the SeaStreak from NYC to Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain in Rockland County. Once you arrive at Bear Mountain, there is about a 10-minute nature walk along a paved trail with beautiful views of Bear Mountain and the Hudson River. You can also stop along the way at the Trailside Museum & Zoo or take a ride on the Merry Go Round. The festival will feature authentic German food, beer, live entertainment, and craft vendors. Reservations required; call 1-800-BOATRIDE (800-262-8743) or visit www.seastreak.com for more information.

Bruce Davidson: Subway Exhibition - Aperture Gallery
Through October 29, 2011 - New York

In 1986, Aperture first published Bruce Davidson's Subway—a ground-breaking series that has garnered critical acclaim both as a document of a unique moment in the cultural fabric of New York City as well as for its phenomenal use of extremes of color and shadow set against flash-lit skin. In Davidson's own words, "the people in the subway, their flesh juxtaposed against the graffiti, the penetrating effect of the strobe light itself, and even the hollow darkness of the tunnels, inspired an aesthetic that goes unnoticed by passengers who are trapped underground, hiding behind masks, and closed off from each other." Accompanying the third edition of this classic of photographic literature, Aperture Gallery presents the iconic color images that move the viewer through a landscape at times menacing, at other times lyrical, soulful, and satiric. The images include the full panoply of New Yorkers—from weary straphangers and languorous ladies in summer dresses to stalking predators and the homeless. Bruce Davidson (born in Oak Park, Illinois, 1933) is considered one of America's most influential documentary photographers. He began taking photographs when he was ten, and studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Yale University School of Design. In 1958 he became a member of Magnum Photos, and in 1962, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to document the civil rights movement. After a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1963, followed by a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1967, Davidson spent two years photographing in East Harlem, resulting in East 100th Street. In 1980, after living in New York City for twenty-three years, Davidson began his startling color essay of urban life in Subway. Davidson received a second National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1980, and an Open Society Institute Individual Fellowship in 1998. His work has been shown at the International Center of Photography, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum de Tokyo, Paris; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Museum Rattu, Arles, France; Burden Gallery (Aperture), New York; Parco Gallery, Tokyo; and New-York Historical Society.

Cristina Biaggi: Portraits in Bronze - Ceres Gallery
Through October 29, 2011 - New York

People and their pets are captured in bronze by Cristina Biaggi, who also shows her recent abstract collages.

'Pinkalicious, The Musical' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

In this one-hour musical, Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

Anthony Caro on the Roof - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through October 30, 2011 -

Sculptures by Anthony Caro (b. 1924) -- who is considered the most influential and prolific British sculptor of his generation and a key figure in the development of modernist sculpture over the last sixty years -- is featured in the 2011 installation on The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. The installation features a selection of sculpture in steel, painted and unpainted, spanning the artist's career to date and highlighting principal aspects of his long career: engagement with form in space, dialogue between sculpture and architecture, and creation of new, abstract analogies for the human figure and landscape.

The Berenstain Bears Live! in 'Family Matters: The Musical' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Watch Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Sister Bear, and Brother Bear as they sing and dance their way through a few life lessons. Face painting and photo opportunities with the Bears follow each performance.

Haverstraw's Harvest Farmer's Market - Haverstraw's Harvest Farmer's Market
Through October 30, 2011 - Haverstraw

New vendors will be at this year's market selling Ffesh fruits and vegetables, organic fair trade coffee, herbs, plants, handmade soaps, pastries, jams, pies, quiches, chutneys, wines, prepared foods, artisanal bread, and more.

Haverstraw Farmers Market - Haverstraw Farmers Market
Through October 30, 2011 - Haverstraw

Haverstraw's weekly Farmer's Market returns this year, bigger and better according to organizers. In addition to attracting new vendors this year, the market will feature special children's activities, demonstrations, and live music each week. The first Sunday of each month will also include a flea market. Rain or shine.

The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara - Asia Society and Museum
Through October 30, 2011 -

An exhibition of spectacular Buddhist sculptures, architectural reliefs and works of gold and bronze from the Gandhara region of Pakistan, most never exhibited before in the United States. The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara reveals the complex cultural influences -- from Scytho-Parthian to Greco-Roman traditions -- that fed the extraordinary artistic production of this region from the first century B.C.E. through fifth century C.E.

Fall Walks and Talks - Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Through October 30, 2011 - Stony Point

Families can get a living history lesson this fall with guided walks, talks, and demonstrations at this local site, where an important battle took place during the American Revolution. 45-minute tours start at 2pm on weekends, with interpreters leading visitors through the story of the Storming of Stony Point. At 3pm, re-enactors present an artillery demonstration, weather permitting. Finally, visitors can try making a hand-forged nail at a blacksmith shop in the Battlefields soldier's camp.

Halloween Parades - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Kids of all ages are encouraged to wear scary costumes for weekend parades through the Adventure Garden. Saturdays and Sundays (and Columbus Day Monday) through October 30.

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Pumpkin sculptures of spooky scarecrows, frightening spiders, sneaky snakes, and more designed by artist Michael Natiello greet visitors at the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Kids can play inside a Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, have a "hoot" finding out what owls eat by dissecting pellets, and look for wiggly worms under a rotting log.

KiddieCruise - Pier #40
Through October 30, 2011 - New York

Don’t miss the boat for the biggest family event with activities for children – KIDDIE CRUISE! Kiddie Cruise sails into its 5th season with fabulous parties like Princesses & Pirates, Super Heroes and Fairy Princesses and the famous HALLOWEEN event. The cruise boards from 12:00-12:30pm and sails on the Hudson River with spectacular views of the Hudson River until 2:30pm.While aboard, children enjoy a magic show, puppet show, arts & crafts, face painting, karaoke and more. A bagged lunch and unlimited juice & soda are included in every ticket.

2nd Floor Tours - Lefferts Historic House
Through October 30, 2011 - Brooklyn

View significant artifacts from 19th century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820s bedroom. Tours every half hour.

CHIX 6 - Queens Theatre in the Park
Through October 30, 2011 - Flushing

The pre-Broadway tryout of an exciting original musical by indie rock sensation-and Queens native, Lourds Lane, tells the story of a comic book artist whose super-heroine characters leap off the page to teach her how to love herself. Featuring a dynamic cast and a dazzling original score, the touching story, multimedia wizardry and electrifying music will captivate the eye, ear and heart in this world premiere event.

Art Exhibit - 'Autumn Colors' - Muscoot Farm
Through October 30, 2011 - Katonah

Pottery and ceramic show by Hudson River Potters in the Main House. Saturdays and Sundays through October 30.

LAST FRONTIERS: Anthony Fiala and the Race to the North Pole - Stamford Museum & Nature Center--Bendel Mansion
Through October 30, 2011 - Stamford

Rare artifacts and letters including one from president Roosevelt, chronicle Anthony Faila's attempt to reach the North Pole from 1903-1905. On view are Arctic photographs, sledges, hand-carved skis, a rifle and original correspondence.

Pumpkin Picking - Historic Richmond Town's Decker Farm
Through October 30, 2011 - Staten Island

Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and enjoy a farmhouse guided tour, free admission to the Historic Richmondtown Museum, a hayride, and a pumpkin (not included in ticket price. Shuttle buses leave to Decker Farms from the Historic Richmondtown Museum.

AIMS, HOPES, AND ENDEAVORS: An Art Installation by Heddi Vaughan Siebel, - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through October 30, 2011 - Stamford

As a companion exhibit to Last Frontiers, Siebel pairs etchings on paper with moving images to evoke the interior life of the men - their dreams and frustrations, their divergent views of leadership, and the nature of their interpersonal conflict.

Fall Flowers of Japan - New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Autumn's splendor comes alive with magnificent fall-flowering plants from Japan. Immerse yourself in the celebration of Japanese culture with enchanting traditional dance and music, intricate kiku, and much more. Through October 30.

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Halloween fun every day and hundreds of intricately carved pumpkins return once again to the Adventure Garden. On five spooky weekends, experience the thrills and chills of the season with a garden full of bugs, bats, parties, and parades. It's so much fun, it's scary!

Fall Flowers of Japan - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Autumn's splendor comes to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory with a constantly changing exhibition highlighting the incredible diversity of fall-flowering plants from Japan. It unfolds with Japanese maples and toad lilies amid sweeps of ferns and ornamental grasses, and continues with camellias and anemones. The culmination features an unforgettable display of kiku-Japanese chrysanthemums-trained to grow in a mesmerizing variety of shapes and styles. Through October 30.

Traditional Japanese Music and Dance Performances - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

The Tomofuji-kai Company employs the shamisen (three-stringed instrument), hand drums, and vocals, for a classical musical performance with dance evocative of traditional Japanese culture. Through October 30.

Bonsai Q & A - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Ask experts from the Yama Ki Bonsai Society and Shanti Bithi Nursery as well as Garden docents all about the art of bonsai, miniaturizing mature shrubs and trees to create living sculptures. Through October 30.

Halloween Crafts - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

During the month of October, all visitors to the museum are invited to stop in the Tavern Room and make a complimentary luminary in honor of Halloween. Decorate your home and keep the ghosts and goblins at bay with its light.

Scarecrows in the Garden - Old Westbury Gardens
Through October 30, 2011 - Old Westbury

This fun and creative outdoor exhibition, created by individuals, families, community groups, and corporations, will be on display through October 30, 2011.

Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard 15th Annual Fall Festival! - Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard
Through October 30, 2011 - Mattituck

Enjoy pumpking picking, apple picking, themed corn maze, pony and hay rides and live music.

Galli's 'Rapunzel' - National Comedy Theatre
Through October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

In this adaptation of the classic fairytale, kids get engaged by helping Rapunzel and her prince find each other again. In a one-hour acting workshop that follows each Saturday performance, children are encouraged to dress up in costumes and act out their favorite fairytale characters. The workshop is followed by a mini performance for the adults.

Boo at the Zoo - Bronx Zoo
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition with safe, family-friendly activities including the Haunted Safari, Hess Hayride, Costume Parade, musical performances, wildlife magic shows, and craft workshops. Attractions and activities embrace the spirit of the season and highlight wildlife like bats, snakes, and nocturnal animals.

Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm - Historic Richmond Town
Through October 30, 2011 - Staten Island

October Weekends & Columbus Day, 11 AM – 4 PM. Get ready for autumn at NYC’s oldest continually farmed site! Pumpkins & Refreshments available for purchase. $5 per person; $16 for a family of 4. Parking at Historic Richmond Town – FREE shuttle service to farm.

Fall Flowers of Japan - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Autumn's splendor comes to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory with a constantly changing exhibition highlighting the incredible diversity of fall flowering plants from Japan. It unfolds with Japanese maples and toad lilies amid sweeps of ferns and ornamental grasses, and continues with camellias and anemones. The culmination features an unforgettable display of kiku -Japanese chrysanthemums - trained to grow in a mesmerizing variety of shapes and styles.

Nights of Horror at Luna Park - Luna Park
Through October 30, 2011 - Coney Island

Nights of Horror returns from the dead to terrify Coney Island visitors on weekends through October at Luna Park. This year, Nights of Horror promises twice the screams, with the return of Cudie Farm’s chilling haunted maze and the petrifying new funhouse at the Coney Carnival. Bloodthirsty scarecrows and nightmare-inducing clowns will be among the expanded cast of frightening figures that will have even the bravest souls sleeping with a nightlight. Tickets also include unlimited access to 12 of Luna Park’s thrill and family rides (Scream Zone and the Cyclone are not included). October 7th – 30th - Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays + Monday, October 10. $25 in advance at www.nightsofhorrornyc.com $30 at the gate

Nights of Horror at Luna Park - Luna Park
Through October 30, 2011 - Brooklyn

Nights of Horror returns from the dead to terrify Coney Island visitors on weekends through October at Luna Park. Bloodthirsty scarecrows and nightmare-inducing clowns will be among the expanded cast of frightening figures that will have even the bravest souls sleeping with a nightlight. Tickets also include unlimited access to 12 of Luna Park’s thrill and family rides (Scream Zone and the Cyclone are not included).

Drop in Playtime - The Art Farm in the City
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

All ages can drop in for animal time, arts snd crafts, and creative play in the playroom. Drop off available for ages 2½ and up.

Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat - Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center
Through October 31, 2011 - Riverhead

Discover the ecological wonders of Long Island's waterways aboard the Atlantis Explorer. Enjoy hands-on exploration such as trap pulls, close encounters with marine creatures, and an educational stroll along the shore. Daily: May through October (weather permitting).

Tales for Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2011 - Crown Heights

Travel to far away places in your imagination by listening to tales from around the world.

Meet and Greet: Creatures of the Sea - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2011 - Crown Heights

Discover how diverse life really is under the sea by exploring animals up close and personal.

Little Scientists - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn

Toddlers and pre-k children investigate the world of natural science with hand-on activities.

Storytimes with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Story time is led by Emily Terte, the creative director of The Moxie Spot. She has years of experience working with young children as an elementary school teacher and librarian, and she combines her love of books, puppets, and children to give children (and parents) an extraordinary story time experience.

Sing-along with Lloyd Miller of the Deedle Deedle Dees - The Moxie Spot
Through October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Join Lloyd Miller (aka Ulysses S. Dee) for this sing-along at the Moxie Spot. Get silly with traditional tunes like "Wheels on the Bus" and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," and Deedle Deedle Dees staples such as "Major Deegan" and "Nellie Bly."

Dance Around with Nat - The Moxie Spot
Through October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Join Nat, the proprietor of The Moxie Spot, for an hour of singing, dancing around, and celebrating life.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Lyceum
Through October 31, 2011 - Park Slope

Children can work on their chess skills via competition and instruction.

Breastfeeding Support Clinic - Tribeca Parenting
Through October 31, 2011 - Park Slope

These clinics are helpful for moms who need a little reassurance or encouragement with breastfeeding. While many simple issues can be resolved in these helpful group sessions, please be aware that certain more complex breastfeeding issues may require more individualized attention which can be provided in a home visit.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through October 31, 2011 -

Discuss questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding and find support and encouragement with this group, which meets regularly.

Scarecrow Invasion - Lyndhurst
Through October 31, 2011 - Tarrytown

Walk among hundreds of scarecrows representing characters from the past, present, and future created by local elementary and intermediate students, and participate in a Scavenger Hunt. Daily through October 31.

Just Drop In - Guggenheim Museum
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Families with children ages 3-10 will explore exhibition highlights through creative, interactive projects led by museum educators. Exhibit on view: "The Hugo Boss Prize 2010: Hans-Peter Feldmann." To register, call 212-423-3587.

Introduction to Birdwatching - Prospect Park Audobon Center
Through October 31, 2011 - Flatbush

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Handiwork: Tasks and Crafts from the Past - Lefferts Historic House
Through October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn

Imagine yourself in the past! Learn games, pastimes and tasks that were common 200 years ago.

Arts and Recreation - Prospect Park Audobon Center
Through October 31, 2011 - Flatbush

Naturalists at the Audubon Center lead structured, fun and engaging arts activities combined with outdoor nature play that will have kids up and moving like an animal or pretending to be a bat!

Science Playground - New York Hall of Science
Through October 31, 2011 - Corona

The nation’s largest science playground features 60,000 square feet of exhibits for children of all ages. Slides, seesaws, climbing webs, a water play area, drums, mirrors, sand boxes, and more allow kids to explore science by playing. The playground is open Friday-Sunday, weather permitting.

Rocket Park Mini Golf - New York Hall of Science
Through October 31, 2011 - Corona

Putt your way through a nine-hole miniature golf course that teaches the science of spaceflight. Players will explore key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more. The course is open Friday-Sunday, weather permitting.

Scared by the Sound Haunted House - Playland Amusement Park
Through October 31, 2011 - Rye

A walk-through style, interactive haunted house, considered to be the most frightening Halloween event in Westchester County. No infants or pregnant women may be admitted. Although children under 12 years are allowed entry when accompanied by an adult, the event is not recommended for children under age 8. Through October 31.

Live Animal Encounter - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2011 - Crown Heights

Learn about and touch live animals from the Museum's living exhibit.

LOOK AT ME! Kids in Portrait - Westport Public Library
Through October 31, 2011 - Westport

Ridgefield artist Elaine Clayton and Chappaqua artist Kim Travagliato exhibit their portraits of kids alongside self-portraits done by preschoolers.

Indoor Play - Powerplay
Through October 31, 2011 - Gowanus

Powerplay's play area is an environment that encourages physical as well as imaginative play. Our indoor playspace is an air-conditioned oasis on those long hot summer days and a warm embrace on the cold and frosty ones. It provides most of the amenities of your local playground (slides, sandbox, tree house, and playhouse) in a fun, colorful, and inviting atmosphere. Parent or caregiver must supervise their child.

Child's Place for Children with Special Needs: Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
Through October 31, 2011 - Sunset Park

Children with disabilities are accomodated during this story hour/playtime gathering. Kids without disabilities are welcome, too.

After School Stories at the Sunset Park Library - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
Through October 31, 2011 - Sunset Park

Hear stories and make crafts. For kids with and without disabilities, ages 5-12.

Sing-along with Lloyd Miller of the Deedle Deedle Dees - The Moxie Spot
Through October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn

Lloyd, Moxie Spot's proprietor, leads this lively sing along for tots.

Halloween Hayride Spooktacular - Stew Leonard's - Danbury
Through October 31, 2011 - Danbury

Take a family-friendly hayride that weaves through the pumpkin patch. At the end of the ride children receive a candy treat.

Halloween Hayride Spooktacular - Stew Leonard's - Norwalk
Through October 31, 2011 - Norwalk

Take a family-friendly hayride that weaves through the pumpkin patch. At the end of the ride children receive a candy treat.

Apple Festival - Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm
Through October 31, 2011 - Sharon

Apple picking,raspberry picking,pumpkin & gourd picking, crossword puzzle corn maze.View a cider mill where cider is made fresh from our apples. Take a hay ride for mountain top views.

DECORATE A PUMPKIN COOKIE - Celebrations In The Kitchen
Through October 31, 2011 - Hicksville

Decorate a Pumpkin cookie in the exhibition kitchen when you purchase any coffee drinks, smoothies or other baked specialties.

The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Objects appear out of thin air, the laws of physics are defied, and miracles are performed inches from spectators' faces in this magic show where the props onstage seem intent on surprising even the magician himself. Be prepared for striking visual magic, comedy and juggling, and loads of audience participation. For more information on the show: www.theamazingmax.com.

New Parent Get-Togethers - 92nd Street Y
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Led by 92Y Parenting Center director Sally Tannen and New York's top child psychologists and pediatricians, this drop-in weekly discussion group allows new parents to share experiences, learn from one another, and make friends. Infants welcome. Topics include Choosing Childcare (10/5), Dad's Essential Role (10/12), Baby Blues (10/19), and Sleep (10/26).

Breastfeeding Support Group - 92nd Street Y
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Meet with other moms, babies, and a lactation specialist from the Parenting Center to discuss topics such as the emotional ups and downs of breastfeeding, what happens when your milk supply is weak, how to juggle breastfeeding and work, and whether and how to supplement.

The Yak Packers: Early Childhood Art - Rubin Museum of Art
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Children ages 2-4 and their adult companions look, touch, and explore together, then create projects inspired by Himalayan art.

Drum Beats and Little Feet: Early Childhood Movement - Rubin Museum of Art
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Kids clap their hands, stomp their feet, look closely at works of art in the museum, and explore art through their bodies. Movement-based games and breathing exercises inspire excitement and tranquility while encouraging coordination, balance, visual literacy, and sense of rhythm.

Family Art Lab: Light and Darrrrrk - Rubin Museum of Art
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, many cultures celebrate light in different ways. In celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, families will explore light through art-making projects.

Halloween Hayride Spooktacular - Stew Leonard's
Through October 31, 2011 - Yonkers

At the end of this family-friendly hayride, children receive a candy "treat." Through Monday, October 31.

Olympus Bioscapes Exhibition - New York Hall of Science
Through October 31, 2011 - Queens

View images from an international photo competition that honors the world's most extraordinary microscope images of life science subjects.

Shared Journeys: Parent Support Groups - Clinton Hill Public Library
Through November 01, 2011 - Clinton Hill

Parenting is a wonderful experience of bonding, shaping and inspiring a young life but it’s not easy especially if you are single, raising a child with a special need, or experiencing personal difficulties. Shared Journeys is a forum that brings us together to meet, greet and experience in an environment that is safe, comfortable and private. Get support, give support and share your journey with us!

THE HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2010 - Hans-Peter Feldmann - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through November 02, 2011 -

Hans-Peter Feldmann, winner of THE HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2010, has spent over four decades conducting a profound investigation into the influence of the visual environment on our subjective reality. Composing images and objects into serial archives, uncanny combinations, and other illuminating new contexts, his work unearths the latent associations and sentiments that permeate the familiar landscape of daily life.

Twelfth Night, or What You Will - Westport Country Playhouse
Through November 05, 2011 - Westport

William Shakespeare's romantic comedy, directed by Mark Lamos.

Literally Alive Children's Theatre Presents 'Stone Soup' the Musical - Players Theatre
Through November 05, 2011 - Manhattan

Set in Revolutionary War America, two lost soldiers stumble upon the "perfect" village while searching for food and shelter. Unfortunately, the villagers are not so willing to share with these weary men until the soldiers begin to make their favorite meal - Stone Soup. This classic fable, told with mirth and music, makes us realize that anything is possible if we all work together. The audience is asked to bring canned goods to place in a soup pot that will be given to local soup kitchens. In the interactive arts workshops prior to the performance, the audience learns how the story was turned into a musical and discusses the themes of the show and how the arts bring literature to life. Kids and families will also make a special art project and take it home as a souvenir.

Nightmare: Fairy Tales - Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center
Through November 05, 2011 - Manahttan

This year, the famous haunted house will stage the original versions of well-known (and some lesser known) fairy tales at their most gruesome and horrific. Get lost in a dark forest and wander through the woods while becoming the characters and reliving the terrifying experiences extracted from more than a dozen twisted stories handed down by The Brothers Grimm, Aesop, Hans Christian Anderson, and more. Try to stay on the path as you go from cottage to cottage, each intended to scare the wits out of you. Another component to this year's Nightmare will be a sensory-assaulting 5-D theatre experience called "The Experiment," where audience members are subjects in a case study for research on the threshold of fear. No children younger than 10 will be admitted. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 07, 2011 - New York

Talk to Me explores the communication between people and things. All objects contain information that goes well beyond their immediate use or appearance. In some cases, objects like cell phones and computers exist to provide us with access to complex systems and networks, behaving as gateways and interpreters. Whether openly and actively, or in subtle, subliminal ways, things talk to us, and designers help us develop and improvise the dialogue. The exhibition focuses on objects that involve a direct interaction, such as interfaces, information systems, visualization design, and communication devices, and on projects that establish an emotional, sensual, or intellectual connection with their users. Examples range from a few iconic products of the late 1960s to several projects currently in development—including computer and machine interfaces, websites, video games, devices and tools, furniture and physical products, and extending to installations and whole environments. The Department of Architecture and Design is documenting the process of organizing Talk to Me from its early stages through its opening in July 2011 and beyond via an online journal. The site features projects we are currently studying and some we have already selected, along with relevant references and feedback and suggestions from designers and writers. Since we always cast our nets very wide and count on suggestions and opinions from the design community, this step comes very naturally. Besides, communication is what this exhibition is all about. Visit the online journal at MoMA.org/talktome.

"Imaginocean" - New World Stages
Through November 09, 2011 - Manhattan

A new family musical adventure, created and written by Emmy and Tony Award-nominated actor John Tartaglia, "Imaginocean" follows the undersea adventures of a group of fish friends who uncover a treasure map that leads them to learn about themselves and ultimately uncover the treasure of each other's friendship.

Martin Wittfooth: The Passions - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through November 12, 2011 - New York

“The Passions” - October 13 - November 12, 2011; Artist’s Reception: Thursday, October 13, 2011, 6-8pm. Lyons Wier Gallery - 542 West 24th St., New York, NY 10011. Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11-6pm. Nearest subway: C,E @ 23rd St & 8th Ave. “It is well for his peace that the saint goes to his martyrdom. He is spared the sight of the horror of his harvest.” – Oscar Wilde The Passions, Martin Wittfooth’s first solo show in New York, is a contemporary exploration of sainthood, martyrdom, and religiosity that still dominates the ideological landscape of the modern world, and displays the prerequisite acts most often performed to attain various states of veneration such as violence, self-sacrifice, and suffering. In Western philosophy, “The Passions” refer to strong biologically driven emotional states that seduce one away from reason. Yet the term’s origin is to be found in the Latin word, “passio”, which means, simply, “suffering”. Consequently, the term is connected to the most famous act of martyrdom: the crucifixion of Christ. Devotional paintings and sculptures from the last millennia have presented us with multitudes of examples in which “The Passions”, in both their original and more carnal manifestations, make simultaneous appearances. Wittfooth gleaned inspiration for The Passions from devotional artwork from different parts and eras in Europe, most notably the 17th & 18th century Flemish masters, from various versions of the Pieta and the sculptures of Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680). Wittfooth successfully emulates the iconography of old but his meticulous paintings are laced with symbolism and allusions to contemporary themes, issues, and fears. The artist states, “a reflection on such beliefs as the Rapture or Islamic jihad will compel one to admit that this archaic combination is yet alive and well in our modern age. By exploring the double-meaning of intellectual desertion and fatal suffering still upheld and glorified by faith, The Passions offers a criticism of blind, destructive piety.” Although void of the human form, Wittfooth represents mankind via the man-made and/or manufactured landscapes that are so prevalent to the vocabulary of his work. Animals are the main subjects in Wittfooth’s paintings, serving as symbolic representatives or bystanders of the dangerous, destructive and sometime absurd ramifications of religious devotion. By engaging both the eye and the mind of the viewer, this “Conceptual Realism” sets forth an invitation to enjoy not only the aesthetic deftness of the work, but also the political and conceptual content of the composition. Martin Wittfooth received his MFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York City and has exhibited extensively in North America and Europe. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including cover features in books and magazines such as New American Paintings and Hi Fructose. Martin Wittfooth lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Science Farmers Market - New York Hall of Science
Through November 13, 2011 - Queens

Bring the family to the Science Farmers Market. At this event, there will be fresh food as well as fresh ideas to help New Yorkers improve their quality of life and understanding of produce.

'Uncle Pirate' - Vital Theatre Company's McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Through November 13, 2011 - Manhattan

Wilson is just your average kid until the day he finds out his uncle is real live pirate. With help from Uncle Pirate and his faithful talking penguin, maybe, just maybe, Wilson can survive the fourth grade.

Science Farmers Market - New York Hall of Science
Through November 13, 2011 - Corona

Come to New York Hall of Science to experience fresh food and fresh ideas. This food for thought helps New Yorkers improve their quality of life and understanding of produce. Bring your kids out to get some fresh air and help pick out the ingredients for a delicious home-cooked meal.

Carlito Carvalhosa: Sum of Days - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 14, 2011 - New York

Brazilian artist Carlito Carvalhosa (b. 1961) conceived Sum of Days as an environmental and participatory sound installation—a monumental, voluminous construction made of soft, white, translucent material that hangs from ceiling to floor and takes the shape of an elliptical labyrinth. This structure hides, or interrupts, the defined limits of its surrounding architectural space, suspending visitors' spatial references and allowing an experience of total immersion. A system of microphones hangs from various heights and records the day's ambient noise, which is played back the following day through several speakers. Each day a new recording is superimposed over the previous one, gradually dimming the oldest sounds into a layer of whispers. Adding yet another element of sound will be periodic musical performances from within the installation. The accumulation of these recordings will constitute an immaterial layering of time—an auditory memory of the accidental noise inherent in everyday experience. This marks the artist's first exhibition in the United States. Musical performances, each 60 to 90 minutes long, take place weekly within the installation between September 8 and November 10. The performers are Lisa Bielawa, David Crowell, Jon Gibson, Philip Glass, Carla Kihlstedt, Michael Riesman, Mick Rossi, and Andrew Sterman. Times are announced via MoMA's Twitter account (@MuseumModernArt) on the day of the event.

Tibetan Contemporary: Tantric Vision in Contemporary Self- Expression - Tibet House US
Through November 15, 2011 - New York

Tibet House US is proud to present an exhibition of visionary Tibetan contemporary art entitled "Tibetan Contemporary: Tantric Vision in Contemporary Self- Expression.” The featured Tibetan artists have created remarkable modern works that merge their classical aesthetics with individual expressiveness, creating a new art that expands magnificently beyond their highly disciplined traditional artistic heritage. The exhibition will be on display at the Tibet House US gallery from September 14th – November 15th, 2011. There will be a special opening reception on September 14th from 6-8pm. Tibet House US is located at 22 West 15th Street. The gallery is open to the public Monday-Friday from 12noon - 5 p.m.

Spring Valley Farmers Market - Corner of Parking Lot Below the Spring Valley Post Office
Through November 16, 2011 - Spring Valley

The Spring Valley Farmers Market runs every Wednesday, rain or shine, until November 16. The market features fresh, local foods, including fruits and vegitables, herbs, cut flowers, and live plants.

Weekly Infant Group - Westchester Reform Temple
Through November 16, 2011 - Scarsdale

A weekly group for infants and moms, led by the WRT Early Childhood Center's social worker, Brenda Stern. Topics will include formula, sleep, immunizations, siblings and nutrition, Learn something new, make new friends, and enjoy this special time.

Queens Botanical Garden Farmers Market - Queens Botanical Garden
Through November 18, 2011 - Corona

Farmers Markets are a great place to introduce your kids to healthy food and the people who make it. The Queens Botanical Gardens Farmers Market runs every Friday, from 8:30AM-4:00PM, rain or shine, until November 18th. The market features fresh, local foods, including local fruits, vegetables and herbs, cut flowers and live plants, and certified organic nuts, nut butters, and fair-trade coffee.

GrowNYC Greenmarket - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through November 19, 2011 - Long Island City

This market will serve the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every week. For over 30 years GrowNYC has been working to promote regional agriculture, preserve farmland, and ensure a continuing supply of fresh, local produce for all New Yorkers. To learn more about GrowNYC's Greenmarket program, visit www.growNYC.org, and visit www.socratessculpturepark.org additional information.

Jamaica Farmers Market -
Through November 19, 2011 - Jamaica

Farmers Markets are a great place to introduce your kids to healthy food and the people who make it. The Jamaica Farmers Market runs every Friday and Saturday, rain or shine, until November 11th. The market features fresh, local foods, including local herbs, fruits, vegetables, cut flowers and live plants. Pork products are also available as well as certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee.

Piermont Farmers Market - M & T Bank Parking Lot
Through November 20, 2011 - Piermont

This weekly market is back for its 7th season. Organizers promise new vendors and increased variety for shoppers. In addition to food, visitors can find live music, cooking demonstrations, and fresh fruit and vegetable tastings.

Piermont Farmers Market - M & T Bank Parking Lot
Through November 20, 2011 - Piermont

The market runs every Sunday, rain or shine, until November 20. It features local produce, certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee, artisanal baked goods, artisanal cheeses, grass-fed beef, Hudson Valley wines, old-fashioned pickles and olives, cut flowers, and a variety of specialty foods.

Free Crafts for Kids - Cupcake Corner Too
Through November 20, 2011 - Garden City

Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon kids can enjoy making fun crafts items. The craft varies each weekend and takes approximately 20-40 minutes to complete, depending upon the age of the child.

Weekly Storytime - Barnes & Noble - Manhasset
Through November 22, 2011 - Manhasset

The store hosts a bi-weekly story hour full of books and activities for little ones.

Quilt Making Class - Historic Richmond Town
Through November 24, 2011 - Staten Island

Make your own lap-sized quilt in the “True Lover’s Knot” pattern. 8 week session - $55/$50 SIHS Members. Pre-paid reservations required, please call 718-351-1611, ext. 281

Stone Cold Fox: This Is Not Art - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Through November 25, 2011 - New York

Stone Cold Fox invites you to Project Space, an extremely Important Theater located in an abandoned asbestos factory in Brooklyn's Chicken Plucking District. Project Space is devoted to Art, not entertainment. But we do need money, so we'll be presenting a preview of our upcoming season, complete with many Important Art Scenes, which are definitely not comedy sketches. Comedy sketches are not Art. Please join us for Stone Cold Fox: This Is Not Art, an excruciatingly important night at the theater. And please bring your checkbook. Starring D'Arcy Carden, Johnathan Fernandez, Fran Gillespie, Brandon Scott Jones, Molly Lloyd, John Murray, and Nate Smith. Written by Leila Cohan-Miccio, Evan Greenspoon, Brandon Gulya, Matt Hunziker, Owen Parsons, and Michael Trapp. Directed by Neil W. Casey.

Transit Tots - New York Transit Museum
Through November 25, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

The Museum's popular weekly drop-in program for youngest transportation fans is free with admission. Adult companions must be present.

Alley Pond Adventure Course - Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
Through November 27, 2011 - Glen Oaks

Bring the family out for a fun and challenging activity every Sunday at the largest ropes course in the tri-state area. These programs foster trust, problem solving, and team building while providing outdoor recreational fun. Open to families and individuals ages 8 and above. Please arrive half an hour before each session to register, and bring a valid photo ID. Open-toe shoes are not permitted.

Finding Yggdrassil: Portraits of Trees by Anders Knutsson - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through November 27, 2011 -

Throughout history, the tree has played a central role in the imagination and spirituality of human culture, representing life, sustenance, beauty, strength, age, and nature itself. In this exhibit, artist Anders Knutsson pays tribute to this enduring symbol with his portraits of trees of the world, including gems among BBG's collections.

My Fair Lady - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through November 27, 2011 - Elmsford

Perhaps the most popular musical of the 1950s, "My Fair Lady" is based on George Bernard Shaw's classic play "Pygmalion." The story revolves around Eliza Doolittle, a coarse peddler of flowers in Covent Garden who agrees to take speech lessons from phonetician Henry Higgins in order to fulfill her dream of working in a flower shop.

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through November 27, 2011 - Prospect Heights

Specifically for children four to seven years old and their adult friends (no older or younger siblings, please), Arty Facts explores the Museum's galleries, focusing on a specific theme before returning to the studio to create art inspired by what was seen. The class meets in the Museum's Rubin Lobby exactly at designated times.

Annual Marshlands Photography Exhibit - Marshlands Conservancy
Through November 30, 2011 - Rye

Photographs inspired by Marshlands. Weekends through November.

“Piccolo Pizzaiolo” Kids Pizza Making Class - Donatella
Through December 03, 2011 - Manhattan

Back by popular demand, Donatella restaurant in Chelsea has just announced their Fall/Winter 2011 schedule of Kid’s Pizza Making classes. The 3 fun-filled Pizza Making Classes will take place on select Saturdays from October – December and is a perfect indoor activity for kids during the chilly season! Children will relish as they learn how to make their own creative pizzas and watch pizza’s bubble to perfection in Donatella’s wood-fire pizza oven. After devouring their own creations, kids will be sent home with their own personalized pizza-making diploma, stickers and goodie bag of Donatella’s home-made cookies – YUM! Price of the class is $50 per child and parents are welcome to join! Class Schedule Saturday, October 8th 11am-12:30 Saturday, November 5th 11am-12:30 Saturday, December 3rd 11am-12:30 Class includes: - 1 pizza (for the child) - Fruit Punch or another beverage - A diploma stating that they graduated from Donatella’s pizza making class - Pizza sticker - A take home bag of 3 home-made cookies by Donatella Please call Michelle Owen at 212-493-5150 to reserve your seat for the class. Payment is cash only but a credit card number is required to hold the space.

Mill Neck Manor Campus and Mansion Tours - Mill Neck Manor
Through December 04, 2011 - Mill Neck

Tours of this Tudor Revival mansion are led by a docent and are available on Sundays, July 10, August 7, September 25, October 2, November 6 and December 4. Children and teens must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No pets are allowed. Sign language interpreters will be provided for deaf guests provided a request is made in advance.

Pound Ridge & the Civil War - Pound Ridge Museum
Through December 04, 2011 - Pound Ridge

The exhibit remembers the 109 men of Pound Ridge, almost 32% of the male population (18+) in 1861, who bravely served the Union. A special video exhibit highlights pages from the diary of Sgt. George E. Dixon, who stood guard over the Lincoln conspirators and witnessed their court trial and execution. Also on exhibit, original Civil War art by Don Spaulding, original Union uniforms, and other memorabilia.

Children's Self Esteem Workshop - Hofstra University Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic
Through December 07, 2011 - Hempstead

This weekly psycho-educational group focuses on building self-esteem and confidence in children. Call for exact days. The sessions run through December 7, 2011.

Morningside Park Farmers Market - Morningside Park
Through December 10, 2011 - Manhattan

The market features fresh, local foods, including local produce, certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee, artisanal baked goods, artisanal cheeses, grass-fed beef, locally produced and sourced cured meats, artisanal pasta made from local grains, old-fashioned pickles and olives, cut flowers, and a variety of specialty foods. Occasional family-friendly events include apple tastings and live music.

Parent Support Group - Shining Mountain Children's Center
Through December 13, 2011 - Monsey

Parents of children ages 3 to 21 years old are invited to this weekly gathering to present reflections and ask questions. Participants will talk about school challenges, homework, boredom, discipline, and other topics. For more info, visit www.shiningmtnforkids.com, call 845-425-7243 or email shiningmtnny@aol.com.

Adoptive Families Support Group - Nyack Library
Through December 15, 2011 - Nyack

This ongoing support group is for parents looking for professional guidance as they raise their adoptive child, or who are in the process of adopting a child and need support and resources. Childcare is available. Group meets the third Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Katie at 914-629-5849 or askkatie@gmail.com.

Burton Silverman: The Humanist Spirit - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
Through December 16, 2011 - Hempstead

The exhibition Burton Silverman: The Humanist Spirit demonstrates the continuing power of the realist tradition in the 21st century. Silverman is known for his ability to carefully balance formal visual elements in his realistic representations as he captures the very essence of his subjects. The exhibit runs thorough December 16, 2011.

Toddler Time - Mount Pleasant Public Library
Through December 16, 2011 - Pleasantville

Finger plays, action rhymes, songs, and stories to encourage an enjoyment of books and stimulate early listening skills, learning, and speaking skills. Recommended for ages 1 to 2-1/2 years. Weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through December 16. In the Program Room.

Pre-school Story Time - Mount Pleasant Public Library
Through December 16, 2011 - Pleasantville

Finger plays, action rhymes, songs, and stories to encourage an enjoyment of books and stimulate early listening skills, learning, and speaking skills. Recommended for ages 2-1/2 to 5 years. Weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through December 16. In the Program Room.

Rap Guide to Evolution - Soho Playhouse
Through December 17, 2011 -

Written and performed by Baba Brinkman, with DJ Mr Simmonds. Directed by Dodd Loomis. Projections by Wendall Harrington. "Astonishing and Brilliant!" - The New York Times. “Brilliantly conceived and effervescently performed!" - The Scotsman. A smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe and around the world, THE RAP GUIDE is at once provocative and scientifically accurate, hilarious and intelligent. Brinkman performs his clever reworkings of popular rap singles as well as his own originals to illustrate Natural Selection, Sexual Selection, Evolutionary Psychology and much more. As Edinburgh's Scotsman newspaper said, "you'll never look at a hip-hop music video in the same way again." Soho Playhouse - 15 Vandam St. (between Varick St and 6th Avenue) Performance Schedule: Tuesday 8pm | Wednesday 8pm | Thursday 8pm| Friday 8pm Saturday 7pm & 9:30pm | Sunday 5pm & 7:30pm SPECIAL OFFER! $29 (Reg. $39.50) Performances June 17- 25 $ 39 (Reg. $55) Beginning June 28 THREE EASY WAYS TO BUY: ONLINE: Visit www.RapGuidetoEvolution.com and use code MARK11 PHONE: Call 212.352.3101 and mention code MARK11 IN PERSON- Print out a copy of this offer and visit Soho Playhouse Box Office- 15 Vandam St (between Varick St and 6th Avenue) FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: www.RapGuidetoEvolution.com *Offer expires 9/5/11. Offer is subject to availability and may be revoked at any time. Offer includes $0.75 facility fee. Offer not valid 6/26/11. Blackout dates may apply. Normal service charges apply to online and phone orders. No exchanges or refunds. Not valid for prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other offers. Schedule subject to change. All sales are final.

"Rap Guide to Evolution" - Soho Playhouse
Through December 17, 2011 - Manhattan

Writer and performer Baba Brinkman performs his clever reworkings of popular rap singles as well as his own originals to illustrate natural selection, sexual selection, evolutionary psychology and much more.

Children's Classes in Ballet and Flamenco/Salsa Fall 2011 - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Flamenco Latino offers affordable Flamenco/Salsa and now also Ballet classes for children at their midtown studio this fall. September 10-December 17, 2011. 12 weekly classes with breaks for Jewish holidays and Thanksgiving. Wednesday - 4:30-5:30 pm, Flamenco/Salsa, Ages 7-12; 5:30-6:30 pm, Beginner Ballet. Friday - 4:00-5:00 pm, Beginner Ballet; 4:30-5:30 pm, Flamenco/Salsa, Ages 7-12. Saturday - 12:00-1:00 pm, Basic Beginner Ballet; 1:00-2:00 pm, Flamenco/Salsa, Ages 7-12. All Flamenco/Salsa Classes taught by Aurora Reyes. All Ballet Classes taught by Rosemarie Lindt. Prices for Fall 2011 Term: 12 classes, $120 (one class per week, $12/class); 24 classes, $220 (two classes per week, about $9/class); 36 classes, $300 (three classes per week, about $8/class!). 4 classes trial pack, $45 (you can apply this payment to upgrade to 12-pack, 24-pack, 36-pack). Single Trial Class (one time only), $12. Class for adult along with your children, $12/each. Email flamlat@verizon.net or call 212-399-8519 for info and to reserve. http://www.flamencolatino.com/class/childafterschoolsatclass.html

Beginner Flamenco Singing Class-Fall Session - Flamenco Latino
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Flamenco Latino offers a new class in Cante (flamenco singing) for beginners. Most classes will be led by Alfonso Cid with a couple of sessions led by Basilio Georges and Aurora Reyes on the established material. Fall Session runs September 8-December 19, 2011 on Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm at Flamenco Latino Studio 250 W. 54th St., Suite 404 New York, NY 10019 212-399-8519 Cost: Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class) --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term, $17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27) In this course, students will learn the basics of flamenco singing, emphasizing diaphragmatic breathing and voice placement or “impostatción.” The class will start building upon basic cante repertoire such as sevillanas, tangos,fandangos and rumbas. The class will also focus on flamenco rhythms and handclapping, flamenco scales and terminology so students can communicate in the traditional lingo with guitarists and flamenco dancers. Lyrics and translations of the “letras” will be provided. The course is taught in English, and no previous knowledge of music or Spanish is required. It is ideal for people who want to deepen their understanding of flamenco music or for flamenco dancers who want to broaden their experience of this art form. Please respond by email or call 212-399-8519 with questions or to reserve.

Basic Beginner Flamenco this Fall - Flamenco Latino
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Discover flamenco at Flamenco Latino in midtown Manhattan! Aurora Reyes offers a Basic Beginner Flamenco class on Monday evenings. Mondays from 6-7 PM, Fall term runs September 12- December 19, 2011. at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (bet. B-way and 8th Ave.) Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class) --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term,$17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27) Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes with a hard sole. For ladies, pumps are preferred. Email or call with questions and to reserve: 212-399-8519 www.flamencolatino.com

The Reluctant Dragon - Puppetworks
Through December 18, 2011 - Brooklyn

Playing through December 18 is this very unique performance of Kenneth Grahame's 1898 tale in which a boy befriends a poetry-loving dragon. Like most modern tales involving dragons, the townsfolk don't like the relationship too much.

Social Skills Building Class - Ezra Center for People with Learning Disabilities
Through December 18, 2011 - Oceanside

Children with ADHD, ADD, autism and other disabilities can engage in a nurturing environment designed to develop social skills while encouraging connections with peers. Classes meet on Sundays, except November 27.

Teen Buddy Sundays - Friedberg JCC
Through December 18, 2011 - Ocenside

Teens and adults with disabilities engage in a range of activities-- pool, air hockey, board games, cards, computer games with typically developing peers. Classes meet on Sundays except November 27.

Flamenco Latino Fall Classes - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 19, 2011 - NY

Flamenco Latino offers a wide variety of classes each week in their midtown studio at 244 W 54th St., 4th fl.! Fall term: September 6- December 19, 2011. Monday: Basic Beginner Flamenco with Aurora Reyes, Mon. 6-7 pm; Advanced Beginner Flamenco with Aurora, Mon. 7-8:30 pm; Group Intermediate Cante Class with Alfonso Cid, Mon. 8:30-9:45 pm. Tuesday: Advanced Beginner Flamenco Incorporating Props (Castanets, Hat, Fan & Shawl) with Aurora, Tues. 6-7:30 pm. Wednesday: Beginner Sevillanas with Aurora, Wed. 6:30-8 pm; Advanced Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group with Basilio Georges, Wed. 8:00-9:30 pm. Thursday: Beginner Cante with Alfonso and Basilio, Thurs. 6:30-7:30 pm; Flamenco Music Ensemble with Basilio, Thurs. 7:30-9:30 pm. Friday: Intermediate Group Guitar with Basilio, Fri. 12:15-1:15 pm. Saturday: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Flamenco with Aurora, Sat. 3:00-4:00 pm; Basic Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group with Basilio, Sat. 4:00-5:00 pm. Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class); --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term,$17/class); --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class); --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27). Email flamlat@verizon.net or Call now with questions or to reserve! 212-399-8519 www.flamencolatino.com

Flamenco Class Incorporating Props - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 19, 2011 - New York

Aurora Reyes, of Flamenco Latino, offers Flamenco Dance Incorporating Props for Adv. Beginners Tuesdays, 6-7:30 PM. Fall term runs September 6- December 19, 2011 at Flamenco Latino Studio, 244 W54 St., 4th fl. (bet. Broadway and 8th Ave.). Technique and choreography for dances that use... -- castanets and Sombrero Cordoves. For example, Tanguillos de Cadiz, and Garrotin (hat only) dances. --Abanico (fan) as in such dances as Guajiras (fan + castanets) and Caracoles (fan only). -- manton (shawl) used in Solea and Seguiriya. We plan to rotate palos. We have extra fans, mantons, hats and castanets at the studio in case you forget yours! Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class) --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term,$17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27) Email or Call 212-399-8519 to reserve. www.flamencolatino.com

Group Guitar Classes-2011 - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 20, 2011 -

FLAMENCO GUITAR GROUP CLASSES at Flamenco Latino Studio with Basilio Georges. Advanced Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group. Wed. 8:00-9:30 pm - Technique exercises, Basic rasqueados, Learn to play simple arrangements with the other students in time . Intermediate Group Guitar - Fri. 12:15-1:15 pm. Technique, technique, technique, Basic compas patterns in various toques, Falsetas, solo routines, Learn to use falsetas you already have, and play them in rhythm. Basic Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group - Schedule TBD Learn right hand techniques and hand placement, basic chord shifts, hammers and pull-offs, scales Need a minimum of four people - taking enrollment now 8 classes paid in advance, $140 Starting week of June 27, after candidates make contact with Basilio and submit schedule availability for either Mon 7:30-8:30 pm, Tues 7:30-8:30 pm, or Wed 7:00-8:00 pm. Price $70 for 4-pack, $20 individually.Credit cards accepted. Email or call Basilio at 212-399-8519 Classes held at: Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (between B-way and 8th Ave.) NY,NY 10019 www.flamencolatino.com

Music Classes for Kids - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 21, 2011 - Piermont

Presented by Moon River Music Together with Catherine Rubin, this class explores how the early childhood program of Music Together® teaches music through play. Class meets the third Wednesday of each month.

NYChessKids Chess Tournament - PS 116 - The Mary Lindley Murray School
Through December 22, 2011 - Manhattan

NYChessKids provide a positive chess learning experience for all ages and levels - from kindergarten to 12th grade - through its after-school classes. Light snack included. For more information, e-mail nychesskids@gmail.com.

PS163 Afterschool Chess - NYChessKids
Through December 23, 2011 - Manhattan

NYChessKids provide a positive chessplaying experience for all ages and levels - from kindergarten to 12th grade - through its after-school classes. For more information, e-mail nychesskids@gmail.com.

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Through December 25, 2011 - New York, NY

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Parents of Teen & Tweens Support Group - Riverview Nursery School
Through December 26, 2011 - Nyack

This ongoing support group is for parents of teens and tweens who want to improve communication with their children, share ideas, foster independence while setting limits, and more. Group meets every other Monday.

Parents of Teen & Tweens Support Group - Riverview Nursery School
Through December 26, 2011 - Nyack

Parents are encouraged to learn how to improve communication with their teen or tween in this professionally-facilitated support group. Participants can share ideas and concerns as well as gain strategies for: setting limits, establishing trust, fostering independence, and encouraging competence and accountability. For more information or to register, contact Katie Berry at 914-629-5849 or askkatie@gmail.com. Group meets every other Monday.

Wii Play - Game On! - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 26, 2011 - Garnerville

Tweens are invited to join the library's weekly video gamer's club and challenge themself and their friends on the Wii. Gamers can practice before participating in tournaments on the library's big-screen TV! No registration required. Each Monday.

Toddler Story Hour - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 26, 2011 - Piermont

Children ages 6 months to 5 years old are invited to enjoy books and crafts with Piermont's own Agnes Caniza. Each Monday except holidays.

Grandparent/Grandchild Program - New York City Police Museum
Through December 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Grandparents and grandchildren are invited to participate in activity play in the Junior Officers Discovery Zone.

Parenting Support Group at Head Start - Nyack Head Start
Through December 28, 2011 - Nyack

This weekly support group includes a free dinner, childcare, and Spanish translation. Group meets each Wednesday.

Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through December 28, 2011 - Pomona

The Rockland County Department of Health invites nursing moms (and babies) and pregnant women to a weekly Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month, starting April 27, and is led by Health Department Certified Lactation Counselors. For more information call Laurie at 845-364-3865 or email messingL@co.rockland.ny.us.

Art Classes for Children Grades 4 and Up - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 28, 2011 - Piermont

Students can create imaginative art projects on a number of themes in this weekly class. Techniques include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and mixed media. Students will also be introduced to various artists from art history. All materials, including smocks, are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students. Please call 359-4595 or e-mail alexis@piermontlibrary.org to register. Class meets each Wednesday.

Children's Storytime - Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Nanuet
Through December 28, 2011 - Nanuet

Bring your favorite toddler to the store's children's department for weekly storytimes. Stories told each Wednesday.

Storytime and Singalong for Kids - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Through December 28, 2011 - Manhattan

Kids ages 3 and younger and their caretakers can join Nancy and Beth for reading, singing, and dancing.

Parents of Infants Support Group - Riverview Nursery School
Through December 29, 2011 - Nyack

Parents with children ages birth through one year old are invited to meet each Monday and Thursday for a two-hour support group. For more information, contact Katie at 914-629-5849 or askkatie@gmail.com.

Art Classes for Children Grades 1-4 - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 29, 2011 - Piermont

Students can create imaginative art projects on a number of themes in this weekly class. Techniques include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and mixed media. Students will also be introduced to various artists from art history. All materials, including smocks, are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students. Please call 359-4595 or e-mail alexis@piermontlibrary.org to register. Class meets each Thursday.

IndiVisible--African-Native American Lives in the Americas - Pequot Museum
Through December 30, 2011 - Mashantucket

This Smithsonian traveling exhibition focuses on the lives of people with dual African American and Native American ancestry. The exhibition sheds light on the dynamics of race, community, culture, and creativity and addresses the human desires of being and belonging.

National Geographic Crittercam: The World Through Animal Eyes - Mystic Aquarium
Through December 31, 2011 -

Swim through tropical landscapes with turtles, dive beneath the ice with penguins and forage in the forest with a family of bears — experience life as animals do in a new exhibition opening February 9, 2011 at Mystic Aquarium. Through interactive displays, firsthand footage and evocative environments, visitors to the exhibit can explore the many stories and animals that are part of the science and adventure of Crittercam. The exhibit focuses on Crittercam’s deployment on seals and sea lions, sharks, sea turtles, whales, penguins, bears and lions.

Geographic Crittercam--The World Through Animal Eyes - Mystic Aquarium
Through December 31, 2011 - Mystic

In this new exhibit, strategically placed cameras allow visitors to get a close-up view of some of the animals including turtles, penguins and bears.

Brook Trout Exhibit - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
Through December 31, 2011 - Cornwall

The Center's current exhibit features brook trout, New York State's official freshwater fish. "Brookies" require cold, clean, well- oxygenated water to survive. Highly sensitive fish, brook trout are sometimes referred to as an "indicator" species because their disappearance from our waters can alert us to changes in the environment and local water systems.

Sunday Brunch - Bourbon Street
Through December 31, 2011 - Bayside

Children 12 and under eat FREE at Bourbon Street for Brunch with the purchase of an adult entree. This is an ongoing event each Sunday. Kids do not eat complimentary on holiday Sundays.

Free crafts for kids every Saturday and Sunday - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through December 31, 2011 - New Hyde Park

Put little hands to work every Saturday and Sunday with fun craft activities at all Lakeshore Learning Store locations. This free program is ideal for kids ages 3 and up. The program runs through December 31.

Writing the Garden: A Collection of Books from The New York Society Library and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Principal Founder of the Central Park Conservancy - the New York Society Library
Through December 31, 2011 -

Writing the Garden: A Collection of Books from The New York Society Library and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Principal Founder of the Central Park Conservancy. Books on display span more than 150 years and opening fresh vistas into the World of Gardens. Writing the Garden will feature works by remarkable gardeners who wrote with great knowledge and deep passion stemming from their love of nature, plants, and horticulture.

Happy Feet 4D Experience - Madame Tussauds New York
Through December 31, 2011 - New York

Happy Feet 4-D Experience Put on your dancing shoes and boogie with Mumble in Happy Feet 4-D Experience. Journey to Antarctica to meet a lively colony of Emperor Penguins faced with a diminishing food supply. Mumble sets out on an adventure to appeal to the better nature of humans and tries to reason with them to stop stealing the fish. Using courage and bravery, the banished Mumble soon realizes that his toe-tapping talent isn’t a burden, but a gift to be treasured — and his dancing feet may ultimately save his endangered colony! Featured in digital 3-D and brought to life with 4-D multi-sensory effects, this is an immersive experience for the whole family to enjoy.

'Mother The Job' - Museum of Motherhood
Through December 31, 2011 - Manhattan

A multimedia exploration of integrated art forms, including film, sculpture, photography, domestic artifacts, and original writings portraying the day-to-day life of the mother and her relationship with her child, raising questions regarding "human" capital and "economic" capital.

Cyberchase – The Chase is on! - Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Through December 31, 2011 - Norwalk

This new temporary exhibit is based on the Emmy award-winning PBS Kids Go! math mystery cartoon Cyberchase and offers a hands-on, educational exhibit through which children and families are encouraged to explore problem-solving in a family-friendly environment.

Mystery at the Museum: An Accomplice Adventure - American Museum Of Natural History
Through December 31, 2011 - Manhattan

On this exciting adventure through the museum - part game, part theater, part walking tour - you'll meet characters, follow clues, and solve puzzles as you unravel a tale that takes you to iconic museum locations and behind-the-scenes areas.

Storied City: New York in Picture Book Art - Katonah Museum of Art
Through December 31, 2011 - Katonah

New York has long held special appeal for the illustrators and writers of children's books. Storied City, showcasing original art from more than 35 picture books, examines the city's iconic landmarks, neighborhoods, parks, and modes of transportation. Featured illustrators include seven Caldecott Medal winners (Richard Egielski, Mordicai Gerstein, Jerry Pinkney, Brian Selznick, Marc Simont, David Small, and David Wiesner); several artists long associated with The New Yorker magazine (Maira Kalman, James McMullan, Roxie Munro, Edward Sorel), and many other leading illustrators from the world of children's books. Through December 31.

New York, New York! The 20th Century - Katonah Museum of Art
Through December 31, 2011 - Katonah

New York, New York! The 20th Century celebrates the city as muse to photographers, painters, and sculptors, encompassing the varied cultures and lifestyles of its inhabitants. The exhibition features over 50 works from the Norton collection, including paintings, photographs, sculptures, and works on paper by Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Stuart Davis, Andreas Feininger, William Gropper, Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, John Marin, Reginald Marsh, and Edward Steichen, among others. Through December 31, 2011.

Split Second - Indian Paintings - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 01, 2012 -

Split Second invites the Brooklyn Museum's online community to participate in a project that will result in a small installation of Indian paintings from the Museum's permanent collection. Taking its inspiration from the critically acclaimed book Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell, this online experiment and resulting installation will explore how our initial reaction to a work of art is affected by what we know, what we're asked, and what we're told about the object in question. Split Second begins with a three-part activity that explores the Museum's collection of Indian paintings; participation is open to anyone with an Internet connection. The first stage explores split-second reactions: in a timed trial, participants will be asked to select which painting they prefer from a randomly generated pair of images. Next, participants will be asked to write in their own words about a painting before rating its appeal on a scale. In the third phase, participants will be asked to rate a work of art after being given unlimited time to view it alongside a typical interpretive text. Each part of the exercise aims to examine how a different type of information—or a lack thereof—might affect a person's reaction to a work of art. Split Second culminates with an installation on the Museum's second floor, opening July 13, 2011. Visitors will be able to view a small selection of the paintings that generated the most controversial and dynamic responses during the evaluation process, accompanied by a visualization and analysis of the data collected. The Brooklyn Museum's collection of Indian paintings ranks among the top ten in the United States, representing the artistic traditions of many different regions, with examples dating from the fifteenth century to the nineteenth. Many of the works in this project have not been on view for several years, owing to their light sensitivity. The installation offers a rare opportunity to see these paintings in person and consider them in a new light. Split Second: Indian Paintings is organized by Shelley Bernstein, Chief of Technology, in consultation with Joan Cummins, Lisa and Bernard Selz Curator of Asian Art, Brooklyn Museum.

Get Your Gears Turning - The Curious World of Patent Models - Hudson River Museum
Through January 01, 2012 - Yonkers

America's manufacturing success is primarily due to the dreams and inventions of its many citizens. Few people realize that from the time Thomas Jefferson formed the U.S. Patent Office in 1790, and throughout the American Industrial Revolution, inventors were required to submit a working, scale model of their inventions, when applying for a patent. "Problem-solving with American ingenuity" is seen in more than 50 intricately crafted, working scale, one-of-a-kind models of inventions that were submitted to the U.S. Patent Office from the 1880s through the early 1900s. Intriguing to viewers of all ages, gadget- and invention-buffs, and everyday folks, the inventions are now a permanent part of our culture from the first patented rocking chair and foldout bed to a burglar alarm. The Rothschild Collection is the world's largest gathering of viewable U.S. Patent Models. Through January 1, 2012.

Split Second: Indian Paintings - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 01, 2012 - Brooklyn

Initially, Brooklyn Museum's online community was asked to rate, by viewing for literally a second or less, a series of classical Indian paintings, prompted by questions regarding appeal, controversial nature, and overall quality in a timed trial. The results appear in this exhibition along with an explanation of how participants derived their responses. Split Second was inspired by author Malcolm Gladwell's work and offers a glimpse into how people respond to what they know, what they're asked, and what they are told about an object in question.

CSI: The Experience - Discovery Times Square
Through January 01, 2012 - New York

Play the role of a crime scene investigator at CSI: The Experience! As the latest recruit in the world of forensic science, guests are guided by videos featuring CSI: cast members and real-life forensic scientists. Throughout the exhibition you must examine blood types, while matching DNA to potential suspects in order to complete the investigation process and solve the crime. Complete with 3 Crime Scenes, 15 Forensic Lab Stations, and dazzling special effects, this hands-on experience is sure to plunge exhibit goers deep into the science of solving crimes.

'The World's Largest Dinosaurs' - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 02, 2012 - Manhattan

This exhibit will take visitors beyond the bones and into the amazing anatomy of a uniquely super-sized group of dinosaurs who thrived for 140 million years: the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods. Interactive exhibits ? including the centerpiece, a life-sized model of a 60-foot Mamenchisaurus ? will take visitors inside these giants' bodies, shedding light on how an extremely large animal breathes, eats, moves, and survives.

The World's Largest Dinosaurs - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 02, 2012 -

A new exhibition that goes beyond traditional fossil shows to reveal how dinosaurs actually lived by taking visitors into the amazing anatomy of a uniquely super-sized group of dinosaurs: the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods, which ranged in size from 15 to 150 feet long. Drawing on the latest science that looks in part to existing organisms to understand these extinct giants, The World's Largest Dinosaurs will answer such intriguing questions as how an extremely large animal breathes, eats, moves, and survives by illuminating how size and scale are related to basic biological functions. Innovative interactive exhibits -- including the exhibition centerpiece, a life-sized, fleshed-out model of a 60-foot- long, 11-foot-tall female Mamenchisaurus, known for its remarkable, 30-foot neck -- will take visitors inside these giants' bodies, shedding light on how heart rate, respiration, metabolism, and reproduction are linked to size. An interactive excavation at the end of the exhibition will introduce visitors to how dinosaurs are discovered in the field through a replicated dig site.

194X–9/11: American Architects and the City - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 02, 2012 - New York

In 1942 -- shortly after the U.S. entered World War II -- Architectural Forum magazine commissioned a group of architects, including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, to design projects for a hypothetical postwar American city, rethinking both urban community life and the relationship between architecture and urban planning. The aim was to project an optimistic postwar period of growth and prosperity to begin as soon as hostilities ended, in 194X -- soon, it was hoped. Over half a century later the country is once again engaged in global conflict and—in the wake of 9/11 and the ongoing financial crisis -- undergoing a major reconsideration of urban and suburban space. This year marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11, an event that ushered in a new era of architectural anticipation and uncertainty, and gave rise to a flurry of urban rebuilding projects, some of which are only finally seeing the light of day at Ground Zero. Drawn from MoMA's architectural holdings, this exhibition shows the work of a variety of architects who took on the urban scale in a spirit of recasting the form and daily experience of the city. In addition to Mies van der Rohe, featured architects include Louis Kahn, Paul Rudolph, Rem Koolhaas and OMA, and United Architects.

The World's Largest Dinosaurs - American Musem of Natural History
Through January 02, 2012 - Manhattan

Learn how those massive dinosaurs, the sauropods, which sometimes grew as long as 150 feet, lived with this hands-on and up-close exhibit. Understand how these extremely huge animals breathed, ate, moved, and functioned under the girth of their massive size, and learn how their size affected their body functions.

Romare Bearden (1911–1988): A Centennial Celebration - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 02, 2012 -

Romare Bearden's vibrant mural-size tableau The Block (1971) will be on view as part of a centennial celebration of the artist's birth. The Block, an eighteen-foot-long collage, celebrates the Harlem neighborhood in New York City that nurtured and inspired so much of the artist's life and work. Bearden's elaborate and colorful cut-paper collages elevated this genre to a major art form through its unusual materials, expressionist color, abstracted forms, flattened shapes and spaces, and shifts in perspective and scale—all the while maintaining focus on the human narrative being told within a single city block.

Charlie & Kiwi's Evolutionary Adventure - New York Hall of Science
Through January 02, 2012 - Queens

Go on an evolutionary adventure and discover the link between dinosaurs and modern birds at this bilingual English/Spanish exhibition.

Stieglitz and His Artists - Matisse to O'Keeffe - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 02, 2012 -

This exhibition is the first large-scale presentation of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints from Alfred Stieglitz's collection, acquired by the Metropolitan in 1949. In addition to being a master photographer, Stieglitz (1864-1946) was a visionary promoter of modern American and European art, and he assembled a vast art collection of exceptional breadth and depth. Through a succession of influential galleries that he ran in New York City between 1905 and 1946, Stieglitz exhibited many of the most important artists of the era, and he collected works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Constantin Brancusi, Gino Severini, Vasily Kandinsky, Georgia O'Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Charles Demuth, and Arthur Dove. For more than sixty years, The Alfred Stieglitz Collection has been the cornerstone of the Museum's holdings of modern American art. The exhibition will feature some two hundred major works by American and European modernists, supplemented by photographs by the Photo-Secessionists and publications by Stieglitz -- all from the Metropolitan's holdings. Highlights include Picasso's Woman Ironing and Standing Female Nude, Kandinsky's Improvisation 27 (Garden of Love), Brancusi's Sleeping Muse, O'Keeffe's Black Iris and Cow's Skull: Red, White, and Blue, Demuth's I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold, and Hartley's Portrait of a German Officer.

Flamenco & Salsa Lovers: Your Chance to be in a Latin Ensemble! - Flamenco Latino
Through January 05, 2012 - New York

Improve your ensemble performance skills in this creative workshop! Seeking musicians and singers to study in Flamenco Latino's collaborative workshop, FLAMENCO LATINO MUSIC ENSEMBLE. The workshop is open to committed students from the intermediate level to the retired professional. Led by Basilio Georges with several visiting artists, this class offers a unique opportunity to study collaboratively and perform with other musicians and flamenco and salsa artists. Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 PM at Flamenco Latino, 244 W 54th St., 4th fl., NY, NY. Call 212-399-8519 or email to register. $20/class OR $70/4-pack (Only being offered through 8/26. The fall term will require commitment to purchase 8-10 session pack at $17.50/session.) Credit/debit cards accepted. www.flamencolatino.com --Study a wide array of songs that exemplify specific Flamenco ida y vuelta styles such as guajiras, rumba and colombianas, as well as the influence flamenco amalgamated from Latin musical traditions starting with the Cuban Habanera,which over the years has produced other forms such as son, guaracha, rumba, mambo, bolero and salsa. --Develop traditional and unusual music and dance arrangements to be performed at Flamenco Latino's studio theater in early November and early December! --Seeking flamenco guitarists, singers, percussion and other instruments in the string, woodwind or brass family. Non-flamenco instruments will need some reading experience. --Flamenco guitarists who have not studied at Flamenco Latino before have to meet with Basilio to determine if this class is a good fit for you. http://www.flamencolatino.com/artists/basiliogeorges.htm With over 30 years of professional experience, Basilio Georges offers an incredible mix of traditional and modern Flamenco styles and techniques, and is also able to work with written music or tablature. Fluent in Spanish, he has lived and worked in Spain and accompanied many well known artists throughout his career.

August Sander and Seydou Keïta - Portraiture and Social Identity - The Walther Collection Project Space
Through January 07, 2012 -

Thursday - Saturday, 12pm - 6pm. On September 23, the Walther Collection will unite the portraiture of two modern photography masters, August Sander and Seydou Keïta, whose images vividly capture the rapid social transformations of the twentieth century through the faces of everyday people. Encapsulating two distinct cultures in pivotal moments of societal transition, Sander and Keïta's portraits reflect on the experience and role of the individual in Germany and Mali. The dual presentation, on view at the Walther Collection Project Space through January 7, 2012, considers how these prolific photographers documented the visual histories and shifting identities of their two countries. August Sander and Seydou Keïta: Portraiture and Social Identity brings together approximately 60 black-and-white photographs by the two artists, encompassing select works from Sander's portfolio Antlitz der Zeit (Face of our Time) from the 1910s and 1920s, one of the most enduring and influential essays in modern photography, and from Keïta's portraiture of residents in Mali's capital city Bamako in the late 1940s and mid-1950s. The artists were first presented in dialogue as part of the Walther Collection's 2010 inaugural exhibition, Events of the Self: Portraiture and Social Identity, curated by Okwui Enwezor, in Neu-Ulm/Burlafingen, Germany. German photographer August Sander (1876-1964) is considered one of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century, and like his contemporaries, Karl Blossfeldt and Albert Renger-Patzsch, his style favored objective detail, uncompromising true-to-life representation, and a comparative approach to photography. His visual portrayals of farmers, workers, students, families, tradespeople, artists, and the bourgeoisie from early twentieth-century Germany highlight both the individuality of the sitter and the typical traits of social and occupational groups, genders, and generations. In his Antlitz der Zeit portfolio, a 60-image selection from his ongoing master project, Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts (People of the Twentieth Century), Sander worked to create an exact photography that contextualized and highlighted varying social strata and underscored the "true psychology" of a period, unsentimentally capturing a society in transition, shifting from agriculture to industry. By contrast, Seydou Keïta (1929-2001), one of the most renowned West African photographers of the 1950s, worked with a portable studio setting, posing clients against gray or densely-patterned backdrops. Even though his reputation in Mali never dwindled, it was not until the early 1990s that Keïta's work became known internationally, alongside the studio photography of Malick Sidibé and Samuel Fosso. Working during a period of dramatic shifts in Malian familial hierarchies, migration, and political movements, Keïta made portraits of predominantly urban middle-class Bamako residents. His images reflected the society's transition through a merging of traditional and contemporary fashions, and a growing consumer culture, in the decade prior to Mali's independence from France. Frequently pictured with elaborate textiles, jewelry, radios, and cars, in highly-conscious poses, sitters expressed the emerging myth of a modern African city - to be photographed by Keïta was to be made Bamakois, beautiful, and cosmopolitan. Keïta's portrait style, which emphasized the visual interplay between sitter and site and the creation of the ideal, shaped the new image of postcolonial identity.

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 08, 2012 -

This delightful exhibition will introduce visitors to the colorful and richly diverse world of frogs. More than 200 live frogs, from tiny dart poison frogs (some less than an inch long) to the enormous African bullfrog (as big as eight inches in diameter) will be shown in their re-created habitats, complete with rock ledges, live plants, and waterfalls. Approximately 25 species native to Argentina, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil, China, Ecuador, Indonesia, Madagascar, Myanmar, Paraguay, Russia, Sumatra, the United States, Uruguay, and Vietnam, will be featured. The exhibition will explore the evolution and biology of these amphibians, their importance to ecosystems, and the threats they face in the world's changing environments. Interactive stations throughout the exhibition will invite visitors to activate recorded frog calls, view videos of frogs in action, and test their knowledge about frogs. Admission to the exhibition is $24 for adults, $14 for children, and $18 for seniors and students.

"Frogs: A Chorus of Colors" - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 08, 2012 - Manhattan

More than 200 live frogs are shown in their re-created habitats from around the world. The exhibition explores the evolution and biology of these amphibians, their importance to ecosystems, and the threats they face in the world's changing environments. Interactive stations invite visitors to activate recorded frog calls, view videos of frogs in action, and test their knowledge about frogs.

Invasion of the Bloodsuckers: Bedbugs and Beyond - Yale Peabody Museum
Through January 08, 2012 - New Haven

Learn the biology and habitats of bedbugs, head lice, mosquitoes, ticks and fleas. Learn where and how they live, how to deal with them and how to tell them apart from lookalikes.

El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 - El Museo Del Barrio
Through January 08, 2012 - New York

El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 is El Museo del Barrio's sixth biennial of the most innovative, cutting-edge art created by Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American artists currently working in the greater New York area. This year's edition spreads all over the city, showcasing a record 75 emerging artists in six different venues. Aiming to expand the definition of contemporary Latino and Latin American art, The (S) Files 2011 takes on a broad exploration of the visual energy, events, and aesthetics of the street. While considering the more conventional understandings of street art such as graffiti and mural painting, The (S) Files 2011 extends the definition of street art by also considering non-traditional art objects as well as works from other disciplines, including music and fashion. The (S) Files 2011 explores how the boundaries between public/private and personal/universal are blurred by urban culture, and examines the street as catalyst for change in mainstream culture. The exhibition looks at how these social borders mix and dissolve in urban environments, and how artists use these social alterations as points of creative departure. Among the themes developed in The (S) Files 2011 are the influence of early New York street art movements, text and urban styles, and the creation of art works from urban debris. The variety of issues addressed by the artists range from daily life situations, to social behaviors, to economic distress. In addition to its overall focus on New York-based artists, The (S) Files 2011 celebrates the Biennial of the Central American Isthmus (Bienal del Istmo Centroamericano) by showcasing the work of a group of artists featured in its most recent edition.

Elihu Vedder: Voyage on the Nile - Hudson River Museum
Through January 08, 2012 - Yonkers

American painter Elihu Vedder journeyed up the Nile from December 1889 to April 1990 and recorded his fascination with Egypt's panoramas. He drew and painted the Nile's sand, cliffs and ancient ruins, often aboard a rented dahabeya, a traditional Egyptian houseboat. His artwork is presented, for the first time, in this exhibition. Museum closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Through January 8, 2012.

Dragons & Fairies: Exploring Viet Nam through Folktales - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 08, 2012 - Garden City

Enter a magical place where five centuries-old folktales bring to life the culture and traditions of Viet Nam. Aspects of modern day life in Viet Nam are interwoven with the presentation of old folktale in interactive "theaters." Traditions explored include wedding ceremonies, ancestral worship practices, cultural dances, and the Vietnamese bonds to their land and water. The exhibit demonstrates the connection between folktales and the enduring values and traditions they represent. The exhibit runs through January 8, 2012.

'The NYPD Motorcycle Squad: A Century of Service to New York City' - New York City Police Museum
Through January 09, 2012 - Manhattan

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Motorcycle Squad. See vintage department-used motorcycles, including a late 1940s-model classic Red Indian Motorcycle and a late 1960s model silver Harley.

de Kooning: A Retrospective - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 09, 2012 - New York

This is the first major museum exhibition devoted to the full scope of the career of Willem de Kooning, widely considered to be among the most important and prolific artists of the 20th century. The exhibition, which will only be seen at MoMA, presents an unparalleled opportunity to study the artist's development over nearly seven decades, beginning with his early academic works, made in Holland before he moved to the United States in 1926, and concluding with his final, sparely abstract paintings of the late 1980s. Bringing together nearly 200 works from public and private collections, the exhibition will occupy the Museum's entire sixth-floor gallery space, totaling approximately 17,000 square feet. Representing nearly every type of work de Kooning made, in both technique and subject matter, this retrospective includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints. Among these are the artist's most famous, landmark paintings—among them Pink Angels (1945), Excavation (1950), and the celebrated third Woman series (1950–53)—plus in-depth presentations of all his most important series, ranging from his figurative paintings of the early 1940s to the breakthrough black-and-white compositions of 1948–49, and from the urban abstractions of the mid 1950s to the artist's return to figuration in the 1960s, and the large gestural abstractions of the following decade. Also included is de Kooning's famous yet largely unseen theatrical backdrop, the 17-foot-square Labyrinth (1946).

Coral Reef Adventure - Maritime Aquarium - Imax Theater
Through January 12, 2012 - Norwalk

Voyage to coral reefs in the South Pacific to view their contribution to life on earth and the imminent dangers they face. Narrated by actor Liam Neeson with music by Crosby, Stills &?Nash.

reOrder: An Architectural Environment by Situ Studio - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 15, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Brooklyn-based design firm Situ Studio has taken over the Museum's 10,000-square-foot hall on the first floor and puts a very different take on the collonaded space, reimagining it with stretched fabric canopies and integrated furnishings that swell, expand, and augment the profile of the existing monumental columns. Children will be captivated by the looming structures and fabrics, and their interplay with light and shadows.

Wild Minds – What Animals Really Think - New York Hall of Science
Through January 15, 2012 - Queens

Have you ever looked at the family dog and wondered what was going on in her head? Do your kids swear the cat has a mind of his own? Find out what your pets and other animals are thinking about at New York Hall of Science. Discover the similarities between human and animal cognition in their new exhibition, Wild Minds.

Jim Henson's Fantastic World - Museum of the Moving Image
Through January 16, 2012 -

The exhibition features more than 120 artifacts, including drawings, storyboards, and props, and video material that illustrate Henson's boundless creativity and innumerable accomplishments. A special addition to the exhibition at Museum of the Moving Image is a puppet of Miss Piggy from The Muppets Take Manhattan. Among other highlights are fourteen additional iconic original puppets of such characters as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Bert, and Ernie; photographs of Henson and his collaborators at work; and excerpts from Henson's early projects and experimental films. The exhibition spans Henson's entire career, beginning with drawings, cartoons, and posters produced during his college years in the late 1950s and concluding with objects related to the inspired imaginary worlds of his popular fantasy film The Dark Crystal (1982). Visitors will encounter materials from Henson's best-known projects, The Muppet Show, The Muppet Movie and its sequels, and Fraggle Rock, as well as objects related to his Sesame Street characters. Visitors will also learn about Sam and Friends, an early show Henson created in the 1950s, Henson's television commercial work in the 1960s, and the segments Henson made for The Ed Sullivan Show.

New Photography 2011 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 16, 2012 - New York

This year, MoMA's annual New Photography series expands to feature the work of six artists, with the aim of capturing the diversity and international scope of contemporary photographic work. New Photography 2011: Moyra Davey, George Georgiou, Deana Lawson, Doug Rickard, Viviane Sassen, Zhang Dali includes the work of Davey (Canada), whose mailed-photograph grids feature the stamps, postmarks, and return addresses that have accreted on each photograph -- analog elements that are particularly unique in these digital times; Georgiou (England), who looks at modern-day Turkey as it seeks to hold on to its traditions and landscape amid the oncoming wave of Westernization and development; Lawson (U.S.), whose work showcases the African American experience, with a particular emphasis on the human figure and form, in powerfully intimate portraits of people from all walks of life; Rickard (U.S.), whose photographs document the blurred faces of people and crumbling American cities as captured by the Google Streetview lens, and explore issues of poverty, race, and privacy; Sassen (The Netherlands), who incorporates images of the people and places of the African continent in an attempt to recapture her surreal dreams and memories of growing up in Kenya; and Dali (China), who uses original source materials, including Chinese archives, books, and periodicals, to trace the lineage of propaganda made during Mao Tse Tung's Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution. The artists in New Photography 2011 approach image-making from very different perspectives, making for a truly dynamic combination.

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 22, 2012 - Manhattan

Designed by the artist Faith Ringgold and created in collaboration with NYC students ages 8-19, this memorial quilt will be on view at the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. The quilt poignantly conveys the importance of respect, understanding, and communication across cultures and religions to achieve the goal of peace. Comprised of three 72 x 50-inch panels, each with 12 squares on the theme of peace, the quilt will be displayed alongside several of the students' original works of art that inspired its content, as well as related works made this summer by the Museum's high school interns.

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 22, 2012 -

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt was designed by Faith Ringgold and constructed in collaboration with New York City students ages eight through nineteen. The quilt poignantly conveys the importance of communication across cultures and religions to achieve the goal of peace. Comprised of three panels, each with twelve squares on the theme of peace, the quilt will be displayed alongside several original works of art that inspired its content. Faith Ringgold is well known for her story quilts: art that combines painting, quilted fabric, and storytelling. Her work has been exhibited in major museums around the world and can be found in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art, among others. In addition to writing and illustrating eleven children's books, she has been the recipient of more than seventy-five awards, fellowships, citations, and honors, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Fellowship for painting, two National Endowment for the Arts Awards, and seventeen honorary doctorates. The quilt was commissioned by InterRelations Collaborative Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering cross-cultural understanding through art among the increasingly diverse student populations in New York City and the tri-state area. The exhibition was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in collaboration with the InterRelations Collaborative, Inc.

'The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats' - The Jewish Museum
Through January 29, 2012 - Manhattan

The first major U.S. exhibition to pay tribute to award-winning author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983), this exhibition features more than 80 original works - from preliminary sketches and dummy books to final paintings and collages - for the artist's most popular books, including "The Snowy Day," which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. Published at the height of the American civil-rights movement and winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal, "The Snowy Day" became a milestone, featuring the first African-American protagonist in a full-color picture book. Also on view are examples of Keats' most introspective but lesser-known output inspired by Asian art and haiku poetry, as well as documentary material and photographs.

Tunes with Tina - Bar on Fifth at Setai Fifth Avenue
Through January 29, 2012 - Manhattan

Singer/jazz pianist Tina deVaron will take center stage at this interactive weekend brunch where kids and parents are invited to sing along and request songs while enjoying a prix-fixe menu.

Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments and Amulets - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 31, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Features 35 objects that represent individual body parts in ancient Egyptian art from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, many of which will be displayed for the first time. During regular museum hours.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through February 01, 2012 - Norwalk

Learn about the importance of habitat preservation and conservation while observing such exotic African species as the air-breathing lungfish and electric catfish that use bioelectric radar to sense surroundings and zap their food.

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through February 01, 2012 - Norwalk

Six sibling meerkats visit from the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Windows will offer close up views into their underground burrows as well as viewing bubbles to see above ground. These animals will be familiar to anyone who has seen the Lion King.

'EJECT!' Exhibition - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through February 05, 2012 - New York

“Eject!” a new exhibition that explores the history of ejection seats in aviation will open at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan, on Saturday, October 1st. “Eject!” will showcase ejection seats used in the Korean War era through the present. The seats will be accompanied by graphic panels and a video presentation that will provide a vivid history of ejection seats, their importance to pilots and an examination of their evolution. While visiting the exhibit, visitors will be able to sit in a real ejection seat. The exhibition will run from October 1st through February 5th. The exhibit is free with the price of admission to the museum. For more information, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org. Images are courtesy of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is proudly supported by Bank of America.

Digital ’11: The Alchemy of Change - New York Hall of Science
Through February 05, 2012 - Queens

A collection of images celebrating chemistry from the Art & Science Collaboration’s 13th International Competition and Exhibition of Digital Prints.

'Building Connections 2011' - Center for Architecture
Through February 11, 2012 - Manhattan

This exhibition highlights the creative talent and hard work of the K-12 students who participated in the Center for Architecture Foundation's architecture and design education programs during the 2010-2011 school year. This year's exhibition also commemorate the Foundation's 20th anniversary of K-12 built environment education programs.

Pop Objects and Icons from the Guggenheim Collection - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through February 12, 2012 - New York

This focused exhibition demonstrates various artists' engagement with Pop art and the Guggenheim's ongoing interest in the legacy of the style.

Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through March 04, 2012 -

The exhibition explores caricature and satire in its many forms from the Italian Renaissance to the present, drawn primarily from the rich collection of this material in the Museum's Department of Drawings and Prints. The show includes drawings and prints by Leonardo da Vinci, Eugene Delacroix, Francisco de Goya, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Enrique Chagoya alongside works by artists more often associated with humor, such as James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson, Honore Daumier, Al Hirschfeld, and David Levine. Many of these engaging caricatures and satires have never been exhibited and are little known except to specialists.

Bravo! A Century of Theatre in Fairfield County - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through March 18, 2012 - Fairfield

Costumes, props, photographs and theatrical events introduce museum visitors to Fairfield County's theatrical history from the 19th century to the present.

'Make Art (in) Public' - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through March 31, 2012 - Manhattan

This exhibit includes works by artists such as Keith Haring, Swoon, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Remed, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Moondog, and Tranqui Yanqui. The exhibition explores the accessibility of the arts for the public; the ways in which public art is a product of and a contributor to the cultural fabric of communities big and small; as well as the positive impact of the arts on building and bettering society.

'Remembering 9/11' Exhibit - New-York Historical Society
Through April 01, 2012 - Manhattan

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the New-York Historical Society presents this special exhibition, which includes a selection of several hundred photographs taken by professional and amateur photographers in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center (originally collected in the independent exhibition "here is new york: a democracy of photographs"), as well as letters written to policemen and firemen; objects that were placed in makeshift shrines around New York; images and texts from The New York Times "Portraits of Grief" series; photographs of the Tribute in Light; and drawings of the National September 11 Memorial. When the renovated and transformed New-York Historical Society opens fully to the public on November 11, 2011, "Remembering 9/11" will be joined by a permanent installation of photographs from "here is new york" in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History. Approximately 1,500 photographs by 790 contributors will be on display, along with a large fragment of a fire truck destroyed during the 9/11 attack.

19th-Century Modern - Brooklyn Museum
Through April 01, 2012 -

Featuring more than forty items from the Brooklyn Museum's collection of American and European decorative arts, 19th-Century Modern will focus on the emergence of Modernism, a design aesthetic based in part on the machine as a source of artistic inspiration.

Remembering 9/11 - New-York Historical Society
Through April 01, 2012 - New York

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of September 11, the New-York Historical Society will present a special exhibition, Remembering 9/11, which will be free to the public. The exhibition opens on September 8, 2011 and will remain on view through April 1, 2012. The exhibition presents a selection of several hundred photographs taken by professional and amateur photographers in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center (originally collected in the independent exhibition "here is new york: a democracy of photographs"), as well as letters written to policemen and firemen; objects that were placed in makeshift shrines around New York; images and texts from the New York Times "Portraits of Grief" series; photographs of the Tribute in Light; and drawings of the National September 11 Memorial, designed by architect Michael Arad with the assistance of landscape architect Peter Walker.

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour - Nassau Coliseum
Through April 07, 2012 - Uniondale

Tickets are now available for Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour. Jackson fans can expect a riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music, and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael's creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down in this Cirque du Soleil production. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as newcomers, the show captures the essence, soul, and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations. The show debuts April 7, 2012 at 8pm.

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 28, 2012 -

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter!, a perennial favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History. This popular winter attraction invites visitors to mingle with up to 500 iridescent butterflies fluttering among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation inside a free-standing, balmy, 1,200-square-foot enclosure.

'The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter' - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 28, 2012 - Manhattan

This annual exhibit invites visitors to mingle with up to 500 iridescent butterflies among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation inside a free-standing, balmy, 1,200-square-foot enclosure.

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 24, 2012 -

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies, an exhibition of more than 20 sets of striking large-format prints, showcases advanced imaging technologies used by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and reveals once-hidden, intricate details of both natural phenomena and cultural artifacts. The exhibition features images that were created in pursuit of scientific knowledge but also resulted in visually arresting art. It explores how such imaging technologies -- including infrared photography, scanning electron microscopy, and computed tomography (CT) -- make it possible to examine and analyze a range of specimens at levels of detail previously unimaginable, advancing science and providing new insights into the visual splendor of the universe.

T.G.I.S. Saturday Drop-In - Fairfield Ludlowe High - Adaptive Recreation
Through August 25, 2012 - Fairfield

This drop-in meets on Saturdays for the entire year and is a social group for the physically and/or cognitively challenged. Activities include dancing, bowling or just hanging out with friends. Each Saturday is themed around a special event or holiday and may include games, recreation, movies or a craft. Meet in room 269.

Guilt, The New Masked Ball - Botanica
Through September 01, 2012 - Manhattan

Guilt is a new masked party in Downtown New York. Guilt is an excuse to hide yourself and party without feeling the guilt of next day responsibilities. Guilt is for those who want to remain anonymous.

James and the Giant Peach - Movie - South Huntington Public Library
Through September 02, 2012 - Huntington Station

Based on the 1961 book by Roald Dahl, James is an orphaned boy who is sent to live with his horrible aunts. He enters a magical giant peach and encounters a menagerie of human-like insects who take him on a journey to New York City.

Women's Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 06, 2012 - White Plains

A light-hearted class open to women of all ages and interests, suitable for beginners. Stretch, strengthen, manage weight or just relax. Yoga balls and props are used to build balance and core strength. Mats provided. Tuesdays 7:30-8:45pm.

Mommy & Me Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 06, 2012 - White Plains

Strengthen your body, center yourself, and re-energize with a fun workout with your baby. Babies will fuss, fidget and cry and it's all fine. Babies should be 6 weeks old and not yet crawling. Bring a baby blanket, mats provided. Drop in any day, no registration required. Sundays 11am; Tuesdays 10:30am; Thursdays 11:30am.

Fertility Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 08, 2012 - White Plains

Fertility Yoga aids women who are open to conception. This restorative yoga class increases pelvic circulation and guides you into deep relaxation. It is safe to attend during IVF treatment. The class has been a great support to many women who have conceived after long fertility journeys. Thursdays 7:30-8:45pm.

Prenatal Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 11, 2012 - White Plains

Drop in any time to ease the anxiety and sensations of pregnancy and prepare for the challenges of labor, birth, and motherhood. Best during 2nd and 3rd trimester. Mats provided. Purchase a multi-class card and get a 10% discount at The Shop at Full Circle.

Sensory Bounce - BounceU
Through September 28, 2012 - Stratford

This is a program for children and adults with Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Autism, and other disabilities with a Sensory component. Teachers work on balance and coordination, auditory and tactile sensitivity, strength building, motor coordination, cooperative play, turn-taking, and social and verbal skills.

Rocket Park Mini Golf - New York Hall of Science
Through September 30, 2012 - Queens

Putt your way through a nine-hole miniature golf course that teaches the science of spaceflight. Players will explore key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more.

Zumbatomic - Vibez Studio
Through October 01, 2012 - Bayside

Zumbatomic® is an upbeat dance workout designed exclusively for kids (ages 4-12). Zumbatomic classes are high-energy fitness parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines, and all the music kids love. Parents love Zumbatomic because of the effects it has on kids such as increasing their focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism, and enhancing coordination. Zumbatomic rounds out family fitness goals by giving parents a great reason to head to the gym – for themselves, for their kids, for a fun family experience.

Sam Eaton Presents 'The Quantum Eye' Magic & Mentalism Show - Theatre 80
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

In this longest running Off-Broadway magic show, Sam Eaton explores mentalism, magic, perception, and deception, mixing extraordinary ability, humor, and audience participation to make for a different performance every time.

"Dialog in the Dark" - South Street Seaport
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

This groundbreaking exhibit will lead visitors through a series of New York City environments highlighted by city-centric scents, sounds, temperatures, and textures, all in complete darkness. Relying on blind and visually-impaired guides, exhibit goers will "see NYC" and visit many well known landmarks without the sense of sight while armed with an authentic walking cane. Imagine taking a rumbling subway to your favorite location or maneuvering the crossroads of the world in Times Square while not being able to see a thing. Rest assured, the sounds and the smells will all be there to greet you. But will that be enough to guide your safe passage? The experience will forever change your perception of what it means to be blind or have low vision.

Architecture of New York Walking Tour - 42nd Street
Through January 01, 2015 -

This three-hour walking tour traverses one of the world's greatest thoroughfares, 42nd Street, to discuss architecture in New York City. Stretching from the East River to the Hudson River and cutting through the heart of Manhattan, 42nd Street features major monuments of American 20th-century architecture from the Beaux-Arts Grand Central Station to the Art Deco Chrysler Building to the new skyscrapers that highlight a famous == and transformed -- Times Square. Context is a network of scholars who lead in depth walking tours in the world's cultural capitals.

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